Snapshots of Modern Japan: 05

A Shinto wedding procession. The bride and groom are under the umbrella.

Reviving an old blog topic here with a snapshot post! This one dates all the way back to 2008, when I was a student and went to the Meiji Shrine (明治神宮) in Tokyo for the first time. Even in modern Japan, a lot of families prefer a traditional Shinto wedding, and seeing a couple dressed in heavy wedding kimono (despite the sweltering heat) as they walked through the shrine in a silent procession was really interesting. I would have felt awkward snapping pictures, except everyone else was doing it, too.

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