Roof-Raising Ceremony (上棟式)

MINATOMIRAI 53 PROJECT

Currently, I am a trainee at the project - Minato Mirai 53 in Yokohama, Japan. This is a building and hotel complex project Obayashi is the general contractor and one of the 50% investors in the project. The project started in April 2021 and will be completed in March 2024.


On this day, December 20th, the site held a roof-raising ceremony for the project. Those who contributed to the construction of the project will be given the opportunity to put their name on the last roof beam before being installed.

The roof-raising ceremony now is turning into an occasion for the people involved in the construction celebrating together. In Japan, the roof-raising ceremony is also called tate-mae, and it is a way of expressing joy and gratitude when this important work have been done safely. In other words, the roof-raising ceremony is not so much a “ritual” but as a “celebration” in which the people related in the construction are treated by the owners.

It is also a meeting where all the people involved in the construction gather to pray for the safety of the future construction and to express their intentions to build a house based on mutual cooperation.

I also participated in the roof-raising ceremony of this project. I haven't contributed much to the project yet, but I am very happy to have my mark on the project by having my name on this steel beam.

I'm the second on the left of 3rd line from the bottom

I think all the members here have worked hard to achieve the current result. I am sure they will be very happy and proud to be standing here at this moment. I believe that the project will be a great success.

Reported by Mr. Le Trung Dung
Building Tender Section – Hanoi
Training in Japan from 13th  September 2022

 

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