First shrine visit of newborns

First shrine visit of newborns that is called Miya mairiin Japanese.;

Miya mairi is a custom to bring and pray for a newborn baby to a Shinto shrine for the first time.

It usually takes place between one month and 100days after birth. The purpose is to express appreciation to the Shinto gods and have a shirne priest pray for his or her good health and happiness.

The baby is dressed in a special Kimono and red sticky rice and Sake are offered to the gods. Miyamairi used be an important ritual for a baby to be admitted as a community member. But now it has become just another good luck ritual.