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All about Japanese weddings

10.07'13 - Jörg Nitzsche, Japan Interpreter
Categories: Popular culture

Wedding celebrations hold a lot of significance in most cultures across the world. In Japan, they consider marriage as an integral part of their society and culture and therefore celebrate the weddings in a variety of exciting ways.

While some people celebrate their wedding in traditional style, there are others who incorporate Western elements too in their wedding celebration.

Traditionally, the wedding ceremony in Japan is held in Shinto style at a shrine. Nowadays, this shrine may be established inside the hotel or the venue where the wedding festivities take place. A Shinto priest is called to conduct the religious wedding ceremony. The religious ceremony is usually attended by only the close family members of the couple.

During the ceremony, the couple is dressed in traditional Kimono. The Shinto priest purifies the couple and the groom reads the words of commitment. At the end of the ceremony, symbolic offerings are given to the Kami.

After the ceremony is over, reception party is held. The reception party usually starts with the introductions of the bride and the groom. Family members of the couple make speeches, and there are songs and dance to celebrate the wedding. At the end, the couple makes a speech and thanks all the guests.

A lot of Japanese people choose to celebrate their weddings in Western style. Such brides wear Christian style dresses in white and the wedding is held in a Church. They also adopt other elements of Western style marriages like cake cutting, exchange of rings, and honeymoons.

Destination weddings are becoming popular in Japan as well. Couples choose a destination outside Japan for celebrating their wedding and combine it with their honeymoon.

If you want to know more about Japanese weddings and want to understand the cultural nuances and intricacies involved in this important event, you may hire Japanese language translator. The Japanese Interpreter would help you understand and enjoy the Japanese weddings thoroughly.


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