Travel Guide of Kagoshima Japan

Japanese Tradition “Dog’s Day” for Pregnant – Pray for Safe Birth for Baby –

This post is also available in: ja日本語

Pray for Safe Birth

Today is the Dog’s Day. I took my wife to the famous shrine “Myoken Jinja” in Kagoshima City and prayed for the safe birth of baby.
I took the video of my wife’s rolling up her body with a long white cloth.

Her stomach was wrapped by the cloth like a mummy!

 

What is Dog’s Day?

When my wife used the term “Dog’s Day” in our conversation, I was at a loss for words because I didn’t what she was talking about.

妊婦さん

In Japan, when 5 months pass after a woman get pregnant, she rolls up her day on the Dog’s Day in hope for a safe birth of her baby. This is the indigenous culture in Japan. I have been Japanese for 34 years, but it is my first time to learn the true meaning of Dog’s Day. How embarrassing I am as a Japanese! 

 

 

Why is it Dog?

When a dog delivers puppies, it usually has not single puppy but several babies at the same time.

N825_lalaponcyan

In addition, the dog’s birth is very smooth without problems. So, the Dog’s Day is the best time to pray for the safe birth.

 

 

When is Dog’s Day?

There are twelve kinds of animals in Oriental Zodiac. Dog’s day comes once in every 12 days.

 

 

Why Roll with Cloth?

Firstly you can keep your stomach warm and protect from your stomach from cold air.

 暖炉

Secondly, you can prevent low back pain. I am a man with a frequent back pain, so I feel like trying the same white cloth as my wife rolls herself up…

We had a nice Dog’s Day today. I hope for the safe birth of our child!

Related post

About Kagoshima Travel Guide



We are Sho & Lala, born and bred in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. Kagoshima is the wonderful place to enjoy great scenery, delicious food and warm-hearted people. We would be happy if you get interested in Kagoshima through this blog. Please send me e-mail if you have any questions about Kagoshima Trip.

Send me E-mail

We take the videof Mt. Sakurajima every day. Please watch and enjoy!
Sakurajima Channnel

鹿児島の天気

  • 今日

    晴れ

    晴れ

    --℃ / --℃

  • 明日

    晴れ

    晴れ

    19℃ / 5℃

  • 明後日

    曇のち雨

    曇のち雨

    --℃ / --℃

Category

Related Articles

鹿児島県指宿市産のアロエドリンク

薩摩富士の麓で育った完熟アロエで、心も体も健康になりましょう!

鹿児島県薩摩地方産の「なた豆茶」

ミネラル豊富な鹿児島のシラス台地で育った「なた豆」茶を飲んで、元気になりましょう!