The majority of Japanese spouses were typically intimate unions between members of the same family. Countless couples today choose to have their wedding ceremony held at a monument or additional spiritual site. The bride and groom walk under a tree together to represent the renewal of their vows, in addition to the more traditional rituals, which frequently include a sakura ( cherry blossom ) ceremony.

Shinto, the faith of Japan’s indigenous citizens, dominates these ceremonies for the most part. Shinzen shiki ceremonies these celebrations, which are known as shinzen shiki, are officiated by a priest in a ceremony that is both solemn and joyful. The handful makes an announcement to the kami and asks for their blessing during this ritual. The range three, which denotes unity and fortune, is used to make nine nibbles of sake in a ceremony known as sansankudo. The bride and groom take pledges, exchange products, and then love one another in a symbolic dancing to appease the gods.

The shinzen shiki festivals are not likely to vanish, despite the increasing popularity of Western-style celebrations in Japan Toyohiko Ikeda, a general Shinto priest at Sugawara Shrine in Machida, with whom we spoke, about the customs that have evolved into more contemporary rituals.

The pair attends a wedding welcome after the major festival. Relatives and friends usually attend this quite conventional gathering. Traditional gifts are typically presented in velvet and tied with mizuhiki, or paper strips that represent great fortune, are usual.

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