One of the fine traditions at the Shipyard where Ship 364 is being built is the Shinto blessing of the first hull blocks for a safe construction. The blessing is performed by a local Priest and attended by the Site Supervisors, Class Surveyor and Yard Personnel.
Another ceremony, involving a barrel of sake - origins unknown - is performed at delivery.
|Blessing of the hull block|
|Prayers are offered|
|To a safe build and successful keel laying|