While in most European wedding countries, they prefer to celebrate in spring, in Japan, on an ancient tradition, most of the marriages are in summer. Now just a few Japanese are crowned in temples or churches, the overwhelming number of pairs are sent in specifically for this designed wedding halls, the decoration of which, stained glass and the altar only appear to the temple. The demand for decorated in a syntic, Buddhist or Christian-style halls in Japan is especially high.
Many Japanese, who grew up in Hollywood films, express dissatisfaction with Puritan rites, for example, a synticist religion. They dream of a real, romantic wedding, and here, in the synticist temple, each step at the marriage ceremony is strictly regulated and polished and polished by centuries. Groom, dressed in a casual wedding vest "Khakama", The bride, dressed in white kimono from heavy dense matter and in a high wig, pinned with the consecrated branches of the Sakak tree branches. In the course of the ceremony, they are three times, three small sips, sprinkled from three ones specially cooked sake "San San Kudo" and give an oath of loyalty to each other.
The synticist priest blesses newlyweds, and a maximum of 25 minutes the ceremony comes to an end.
Bursts of emotions, tears of the joy of parents, children who sleep the way of newlyweds with rose petals, this ritual, as you can see, does not provide. That is why only about a third of all marriages in the country of the Rising Sun, it takes place in accordance with the rites of the National Religion of the Japanese. Most preferred traditions adopted in European countries. Wedding in European is considered more memorable. In most of the newlyweds want the wedding to take place at ease. They do not want to fall into the shy movements bulky kimono and uncomfortable wigs, and therefore choose Western wedding outfits.
True, the parents of young are not delighted with such liberalness, but here is a compromise. At the mandatory wedding celebration, which takes place in the hotel or a banquet hall, where 70 to 150 guests are usually present, everything is thought out up to a second.
The main element of the wedding show – dressing the bride. It was here that the middle between the past and the future was found. First, the bride was climbed into white, and then in color kimono. True, in the end, the bride appears in the wedding robe of the European Cool.
Four shifts of outfits called "Oir Nosha". Each change is accompanied by a special ritual, a pomp and the details of which, depend on the financial capabilities of the newlyweds and their parents.
In the glorious times of large financial speculations and economic prosperity, many Japanese did not refuse themselves. A special chic was considered if the couple was descended to the hallway to guests to guests on the indoor gondola. Or, if the bride appeared from a giant wedding cake.
And yet, despite the economic downturn, the Japanese money for weddings do not regret. Wedding banquet, which lasts no more than three hours, costs, on average, from 3 to 7 million yen, which in terms of is, about 25 to 50 thousand dollars. This amount includes kimono costs, which is usually taken on hire, shooting a movie about the wedding and gifts: for guests. Unlike Europeans, guests carry whole boxes of glasses, household accessories and other utensils from the Japanese wedding. However, they give newlywed envelopes with money, which sometimes enough to cover costs by celebration.
After the gifts were presented and numerous congratulatory speeches, under classical music and approving exclamations of guests, express their honors, burning candles on their tables. And then there are no borders.
Once (this wrote all the Tokyo newspapers) some extravagant couple decided to celebrate Christmas in the midst of summer. The groom dressed up by Santa Claus, glued his beard, mustache, and the bride’s wedding gift took out of the bag. A couple told the organizers to bring a whole truck of artificial snow in the hall and arranged a game in snowballs.