The Momoka Celebration, a traditional Japanese ritual continued from the Heian periodWe help you pray with family for the healthy growth of your child.
The Momoka Celebration is observed 100 days after birth and becomes a wonderful memory for the whole family. Looking back on the Momoka Celebration enjoyed by the family when the child has grown conjures strong feelings of love and happiness.
Momoka Celebration dishes
The Momoka Celebration
Around the 100th day after birth when a baby's teeth start coming in, the Momoka Celebration is held in which the baby "eats" a meal with family to signify the child will never go hungry. We help you celebrate this traditional Japanese rite that has been carried out since the Heian period (794–1185). There are also records showing this celebration was held in the Muromachi period (1333–1573).
Since the weaning ceremony is held 100 days after birth, it is called various names in Japanese, such as 'momoka no iwai' and 'momoka iwai,' and depending on the region it is also known as 'okuizome,' 'tabehajime,' and 'hashizome.' Also, since it is the first time a child is fed fish, it is sometimes called 'mana hajime,' or 'hagatame' since it is held around the 100th day after birth when a baby's teeth start appearing.