The Hatsumai (“First Visit Ceremony”) was held as a part of the Hanamatsuri Service held on Sunday, April 9, 2023. This was the first Hatsumairi held since April 2019, so it was a combined ceremony for 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The Temple wanted to have the Hatsumai be an in-person service where parents presented their child before Amida Buddha and the Sangha and welcome him/her to the Dharma. The change in the Temple’s COVID restrictions allowed the in-person Hatsumairi.
This year seven children were presented in front of the onaijin to the Amida Buddha.
The Mountain View Buddhist Temple