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Hatsumairi Time!!!

Hatsumairi is the time when our newest Jodo Shinshu Buddhists are presented to the Buddha for the very first time.  Most Temples hold these ceremonies in April (Hanamatsuri time) or May.

Hongwanji Place has items to help you mark this special occasion.

Hatsumairi Udenenju                                                         $10.00

The perfect gift for baby's first visit to the Temple.  This acrylic multi-colored nenju is sized specially for little ones, and they will look so stylish when they Gassho for the first time.  

Future Buddha Clothing Line

So cute! Our young "Dharma Dog" showing of his new nenju makes up our new line of "Future Buddha" clothing.  Choose from the following:

T-Shirts (white):  2T, 3T, 4T or 5T                  $12.00

Onesies (white):  12, 18, or 24 months            $15.00

Bibs (Baby Blue or Pink):                                $10.00

Hatsumairi Certificates                                                     $2.50

Mark this very special occasion with these tri-fold certificates.  There are 2 frames: one for a family photograph and one for baby's footprint.  The middle panel includes the official certificate to commemorate this special day.