Monday, November 30, 2015

Celebrating New House;

(posted; Japanese culture page)

*Introducing New House to Friends and Neighbors*
My husband's lady-keyboard player asked members to play some music for her sister's '家見せ・ie-mise' which means to show and introduce ones new house to friends and neighbors. And also the Shinto Ritual was conducted. My first time to see this ritual. Sure is depends on regional customs.  Normally, we throw celebrating mochi at the time of house-raising. 
     People were carrying 'Mikoshi', or 'divine palanquin'.  It was held early Oct. 

     People were enjoying music in front of the band and offered some drink and etc.
     Pasting part from my old post about 'mochi throwing';
           *Throwing cerebrating red and white mochi at house-raising
At the time of house-raising, people cerebrate the occasion by throwing small red and white mochi.  Different from showing already built house but happy time to share the joy of having a new house. I was happy to know about Housewarming from friends' comment for my post.

Hoping for the Happy life with New House;
These pictures were gifted from the keybord player growing at her garden.
First 'Dracaena' is called '幸せの木. tree of happiness '

Thank you so much for your Kind Visits;
My cold and runny nose getting better(^^;)
I hope you are having wonderful new week, See You Soon;

Linking this post to, "MosaicMonday", "Our World Tuesday", 


  1. Looks a very nice warmingup party !

  2. Hello, what a nice custom celebrating a friends new house. It is a happy time for the new owners. Thanks for sharing, lovely images and post. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  3. what neat customs to celebrate a new house. our housewarmings are usually like a casual come-and-go party where you bring a nice gift or bottle of wine to the new owners. :)

  4. Miyako, always so delightful when you share some of the wonderful customs of your country. The house warming is delightful, and how interesting to have a tree of happiness at one's home. Have a wonderful week, glad you are getting over the cold. Hugs from Texas.

  5. You have the most fascinating traditions and celebrations. Thanks for sharing these with us and letting us inside what's it like inside Japan.

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  6. What a delightful tradition!Thanks for sharing.

  7. What a lovely and happy tradition.

  8. Wow, what great pictures! I have never seen ie-mise with Mikoshi myself. That is amazing! And how wonderful your husband's band played music for the special occasion. That sure made a good start for the new house!
    It's time of the year when you can easily catch cold. Please take care and have a wonderful day xoxo

  9. What a festive occasion, with the costumes and Mikoshi procession, dearest Miyako! That is quite a house-blessing ceremony! And so fun to have a band to play as well, your husband must have enjoyed that. Thanks for sharing your fun Japanese ceremony. Hugs from the PNW, Hannah

  10. ow interesting. I love hearing about the customs and different ways to honor people in different parts of the world.