Bride With A Traditional Cap Smiling

Bride smiling
Shot at Meiji Jingu, a Shinto shrine in Harajuku, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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The bride wearing a cap called Watabousi was smiling in the courtyard

During walking around the courtyard in front of the prayer hall, a cluster entered into the courtyard. A Shinto priest and some Shinto maidens were holding the foremost position. And a man and a woman were following. They were a bridal couple and about to do a wedding ceremony in this shrine.

Both of them wore a traditional Japanese costume. The cloth on the bride's head is called 'Tsunokakushi'. Tsunokakushi means 'Cloth to hide the horn' directly. There are different stories about the origin of the cloth. It is broadly known as the symbol of the bride's resolve to become a gentle and obedient wife.

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Sep 2017 PEOPLE TOKYO

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PHOTO DATA

No

10275

Shooting Date

Apr 2017

Posted On

September 9, 2017

Modified On

June 16, 2020

Place

Harajuku, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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