Thursday, 10 May 2012

Shinto Safety Prayer Ceremony for S.364

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

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