- The weddings can be held in either a traditional or modern format, in either Japanese
or English. It is not necessary to be a member of the temple (or even a Buddhist
for that matter) to have these ceremonies performed. Anyone is welcome.
BABY BLESSINGS (Hatsu-Mairi) 初参り
- Traditionally in Japan, one month after birth (31st day for boys and 32 days for
girls), parents and grandparents bring the child to a shrine to express gratitude
to the deities for the birth of a baby and have a priest pray for his or her health
and happiness. At Zenshuji, we offer Hatsu-Mairi (the first visit to the temple)
service for new born’s healthy growth. Usually this service is practiced between
one month and 100 days after birth.