The bride and groom were walking together under the umbrella

bridal couple and Shinto priest
Shot at Meiji Jingu, a Shinto shrine in Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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As I was loitering in front of the shrine, another bride and groom appeared in the courtyard. The groom and bride walked side by side under the umbrella held by the Shinto priest. They both looked proud and confident of their hopeful future. Here at Meiji Jingu Shrine, many brides and grooms are born each day. If you spend a few hours in the shrine grounds, you will see many brides and grooms.

It seems that a lot of people want to get married in a Shinto shrine. A wedding at a shrine sounds like an old traditional custom, but surprisingly, Shinto wedding ceremonies are not that old. Originally, most ordinary people held their weddings at home. Somewhere along the line, weddings began to be held outside the home. Incidentally, it is said that the first person to hold a wedding ceremony in a Shinto shrine was Emperor Taisho. This was only about 120 years ago.

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Sep 2017 PEOPLE TOKYO

Where is Meiji Jingu?

PHOTO DATA

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10276

Shooting Date

Apr 2017

Posted On

September 10, 2017

Modified On

June 2, 2021

Place

Meiji Jingu, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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