The activities of the first Miya gave rise to a tradition which is still upheld by the modern Miya family, and which is called “Miya’s Blessing” after them (although some traditionalists continue to refer to it by its original title as “the Emperor’s Blessing”).
All Miya samurai are expected to set aside a portion of their wealth (at least fifteen percent) toward the Blessing. Each year, the daimyo of the Miya meets with his senior advisors for a period of three days, reviewing the state of the Empire and discussing which
areas have been ravaged by war or disaster, which roads and landmarks have fallen into ruin, and which towns and cities are in need of development. They use the wealth of the Blessing to hire the finest craftsmen and procure vast quantities of food and supplies, then dispatch this aid to the three regions they judge to be most urgently in need of help.
Although the Miya’s Blessing is well-known throughout the Empire, the family itself never discusses it outside of those three days each year. They do not want praise or attention for their actions, which they see solely as a matter of duty and honor.