Happy Pair Walking With The Red Umbrella

Bride and groom coming through gate
Shot at Akasaka Hikawa Jinja, a Shinto shrine in Akasaka, Tokyo Tetsu Ozawa

The bride and groom came to Akasaka Hikawa Jinja through the gate

The Gagaku, a traditional Japanese ceremony music, echoed in the precinct. Two men playing Sho and Hichiriki passed by me and headed for the prayer hall. Watching them, a bridal couple following a Shinto priestess appeared and also came through the wooden gate. The reason why the music was played was a wedding ceremony was just held. The happy pair walked under the old-fashioned red umbrella which was put by a Shinto priest. And they wore a serious face. The Tsunokakushi was seen on the bride's head.

The precinct was wrapped by the awesome silence. The only sound I could hear was the Gagaku. The cluster of the wedding ceremony moved forward to the hall with a calm mind. And they disappeared into the prayer hall finally.

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About Akasaka Hikawa Jinja

Hikawa Shrine (氷川神社, Hikawa-jinja) is a Shinto shrine in Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan. In Tokyo, it is the best known of the 59 branch shrines of the Hikawa jinja, which was designated as the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) for the former Musashi province. The shrine structures were constructed in 1730 under the patronage of Tokugawa Yoshimune. This became Yoshimune's personal shrine. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Hik...

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PHOTO DATA

No

10738

Shooting Date

Oct 2017

Posted On

September 20, 2018

Place

Akasaka, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA