In the 5th month of pregnancy, Japanese people go to the shrine to pray for the safe delivery of the child. It is called “Dog’s Day” in Japan. My pregnancy passed 5 months as well, so I visited local shrine with my family, parents from Fukushima and my sister.
(Photo : My son poses as if he is also pregnant. 😂)
After the purification ceremony, I was given the abdominal band with my name on, two kinds of harms for safe delivery and Japanese sweets. (Yap! Sweets are everywhere here in Japan.)