Although Japanese people are very interested in foreign wedding customs, Shinto rituals are not typically used in present celebrations. People are more likely to hold a Christian, Buddhist, or secular meeting influenced by western culture. Despite this, many customary elements, such as the trade of jewels and bouquet toss, are also included in wedding ceremonies.

About one in six Japanese weddings are Shinto, or” shinzen shiki,” and they are usually held in a shrine. The bride has her hair covered with a unique elegant head protect called tsuno kakushi, and she is dressed in white jacket, which stands for cleanliness. A bride is followed by a crimson awning in the marriage march. This color represents life and deters wicked spirits.

Customers at the welcome hiroen share humorous anecdotes and like one another’s company. Additionally, it is typical to present the newlyweds with hikidemono as a token of appreciation for their presence. Larger gifts, known as hikinomono, are typically made of porcelain or velvet and include things like chopsticks, cutlery, folding fans, or pleasure japan brides cups. Smaller gifts are called “hikigashi,” which may contain candy and candles. It is crucial that these gifts are delivered in a beautiful box, or shugibukuro, and that the surprise is hopefully oddly numbered to represent the number of new beginnings.

Following the ceremony, the bride and groom each sip sake three occasions from nine unique plates to cement their union. This is a symbolic work of purifying and exorcising the pair of their flaws—hatred, interest, and ignorance.

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