Blackcabbit (aka. Dionnie Takahashi) is an illustrator living in Japan. She loves drawing whimsical animal characters, as well as doing handmade crafts to beautify the world she lives in.
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 the 100th day after the birth of their child. (Some regions had theirs on the 120th day). By performing the ritual, they hope their child will always have good food in abundance and will never go hungry for the rest of his or her life.
My mother-in-law (MIL) single-handedly prepared a sumptuous meal for the little guy. MIL was so excited to celebrate her first grandson’s weaning ceremony, that she bought a beautiful Okuizome dining set specially meant for baby boys.
Close-up picture of the Okuizome set with illustration of Kabuto (Helmet).
As usual, designs varies between baby boys and girls.
On the menu (may differs slightly between regions):
Though these delicious food were prepared specially for him, Baby DID NOT consumed any. Instead, Grandpa and Daddy played the important roles of pretending to feed Baby during the ceremony. And yes, Baby started wailing and demanding for his very important MILK MILK immediately after the ceremony.
I wonder what should I do with the stone. Hmm, rock painting? Any creative suggestion? ^_^?