Daibutsu, Kamakura

Daibutsu, Kamakura
Daibutsu in Kamakura, June 2010. There were thousands of school kids visiting that day. It was still great fun.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

120 Day Celebration

We recently celebrated my son's 120 Day celebration, 120 days since he was born. My wife made a delicious meal for the event. The meal included some stones. The stones are for the baby and we pretend to feed them to him. According to my wife, the stones are meant to signify a life of strong, healthy teeth.






My wife however did not know exactly what the 120 Day celebration was or what it meant. I did a little Google searching but could not find anything about the 120 Day celebration.

Has anyone heard of this event or know what it means?

4 comments:

  1. What a lovely setting! I need to learn how to prepare a fish like that. I have so many great fish to choose from now that I'm here, but I'm so used to the American way of simply buying a filet, the prospect of de-scaling and gutting a whole fish is daunting at best, stomach churning at the very worst! *sigh*....but I love fish!...It's amazing how it's nearly impossible to even find a filet in this neck of the woods. I guess it's like a luxury item of sorts. I'll just have to get my hands in there and DO IT someday without fear. ^_^

    Congratulations, too! ^^

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  2. Thank you for the comment dateline.

    The fsh was delicious. My wife is a great cook. You need to find a nice Japanese lady who can show you the Japanese way of preparing the fish.

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  3. Congratulations on your son's 120 days. Interesting custom on the stone meal.

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  4. Thank you Lina. I also enjoy learning about different customs like this.

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