Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Text The first visit paid by a newborn child to its tutelary deity. The child is generally taken to the shrine by its mother or a female relative, on the 32nd day after the birth of a boy, and the 33rd day after the birth of a girl. This ceremony establishes the child as one of the shrine parishioners, and is the first of the ceremonies of initiation.