Japanese Celebrations for Baby
This master post features all major ceremonial milestones for pregnant women and babies in Japan. It will be added as baby grows- please check periodically! The most recent event is listed first.
A Japanese take on a milestone that has its roots in the US and UK.
Baby’s first meal, celebrated at home or a restaurant when baby is around 100 days old.
Done on the night of a baby’s 7th night of life in hopes that the baby will grow up in good health.
Baby’s first visit to a shrine; done when baby is about 1 month old.
A blessing for a safe pregnancy and delivery, performed in the 5th month of pregnancy.
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