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a Japanese Shinto shrine

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Japanese 'exalted house''s 21st Century Lexicon
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  • To speak with greater exactness, the miya mairi of a boy is on the thirty-first day of his life,—of a girl, on the thirty-third.

    Japanese Girls and Women Alice Mabel Bacon
  • In the ancient god-way the temple or shrine was called a miya.

    The Religions of Japan William Elliot Griffis
  • The next important event in the baby's life is the miya mairi, a ceremony which corresponds roughly with our christening.

    Japanese Girls and Women Alice Mabel Bacon

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