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Japanese wedding traditions plexus
In every culture, in almost each country has its own special wedding traditions. Some of them are too specific, based on the history or climate, for example. And is also such that when a sufficient share of adventure, you can try out on her wedding, and why not?. If it’s a beautiful ritual, very close to you like, then filling it its some kind of feelings and symbols, you will receive a unique impression in your happiest day and thereby will surprise guests, who expect the traditional classical wedding.
As you know, Japan – a fascinating country with ancient traditions and deeply philosophical culture, which at first may seem overwhelming don’t know anything about the country a foreigner, and rituals in it can be as incomprehensible as it is fascinating. Wedding ceremony today – a very interesting event, permeated by interweaving ancient Eastern and Western traditions, it would seem absolutely incompatible, but still.
Though in our time, marriages are made for love, in Japan the Institute of “matchmakers” (nakodo) still remains. Of course, young people get to know and meet their own, and matchmaker – just a tribute to tradition. As nakodo not include parents, it can be honorable family friends or even a boss or a University Professor.
The bride as a token of betrothal it is customary to give a Golden or platinum diamond ring (worth up to 5 thousand dollars). Good tradition, isn’t it? 😉 Well, if you’re on a budget, with a pebble-a symbol of her Zodiac sign. By the way, the bride also the groom makes a gift to an engagement ring, but much more modest cost. Although European traditional exchange of rings in Japan, for example, is not so categorical. The custom of exchanging wedding gifts (Yu-no) can include belt that is a part of national costume, the same masterpiece as handmade kimono. By the way, the traditional color of wedding dresses – ruby red, symbolizing love and the creative energy.
Parents usually give the bride and groom money, and the envelopes should be strictly 5, 7 or 9, because in Japanese culture, these numbers are considered lucky. Guests also mostly give money, nicely sealed in an envelope with the special node.
Good tradition in Japan – exchange list relatives with exact relationship, so that if someone from newlyweds should not apply to his relative, he could do it with a smile and by name, that will be nice to anyone, especially the guest. Great tradition!
Preparing for a Japanese wedding a minimum of six months – so many nuances you need to consider and work through. And in General, preparing for a wedding is no different from the European, except that in Japan decorate the wedding procession and book 2 outfit – a traditional Japanese fashion and European. Therefore, the Japanese wedding is not surprised ceremonial swords and painted fans, is behind the belt, which are disclosed at the right time, symbolizing the happiness of the young 🙂 And only after nine SIPS of sake (rice vodka) young officially become husband and wife.
Surprisingly, Japanese wedding do not dance, although the culture of this country dancing occupy a considerable position. That is why, than to pour out your overflowing happiness, the Japanese sing karaoke a lot and soul.
And perhaps the biggest difference of Japanese from our wedding – marriage registration, which occurs only after the newlyweds return from their honeymoon – signed, took the document, that’s all .