Bit by bit, the Blackcabbit crafts its nest of DIY handmade art and illustrates a kingdom of doodle critters to beautify the world she lives in.
Kindergarten life begins… My son the Fireball, who is now 3 years old, had his first Nyuenshiki (入園式 / School Entrance Ceremony) on 10th April. It did not begin well. … Continue reading
Have you been wondering why I haven’t been blogging much lately? Well, it is time to share my secret… I’m 34th-week pregnant and is blessed with a baby girl. I’m … Continue reading
Not a Cake but a Mochi In Japan, there is a tradition that is celebrated only once in a lifetime, a special custom for all the one year olds on … Continue reading
Omiyamairi – Baby’s First Shrine Visit In Japan, whenever a newborn is over a month old, his or her parents will bring the child to a nearby Shinto shrine for … Continue reading
Oshichiya Meimeishiki – Baby’s Naming Ceremony In Japan, we have a naming ceremony for the newborn on the seventh night, known as the Oshichiya Meimeishiki (お七夜命名式). Since I was still … Continue reading
Our 100-day-old’s First Meal Today, Baby is 100 days old! We had the Okuizome (お食い初め / “First Meal”) for him. Okuizome is a Japanese tradition that parents carry out on … Continue reading