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Anzan Kigan, Okayama

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 21 December 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Anzan kigan (安産祈願) is a Japanese tradition involving a visit to a shrine to pray for the safe birth of a child. This is us visiting a shrine in Okayama last December; our daughter is now 6 months old. It worked!

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Quite a nice tradition Daryl!

21 Dec 2013 9:22am

@Richard Standley: Thanks Richard!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful tradition and great shot. I like that shimenawa up there. I like those things especially the big ones.

21 Dec 2013 4:56pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve - you know, I never knew what those ropes were called. Thank you!