The wedding attendees were walking slowly, slowly through the grounds of the Meiji Jingu Shrine. Of course, the wedding would be held in a Shinto-style ceremony. The groom wears a montsuki hakama and the bride wears a white kimono. But not all wedding attendees wear kimono. Rather, most people attend weddings in Western style.
Kimono is no longer common for ordinary people. I, for one, have never worn hakama in my life. Even when I do, it seems to be only for special occasions such as coming-of-age ceremonies. I think women are more likely to have such an atmosphere. At any rate, kimono is something that cannot be worn without prior knowledge, and the hurdles to wearing it are high. I wondered why the kimono industry didn't make kimonos that anyone could easily wear, but instead made it so that you had to go to a kimono dressing class to wear it.
When I looked at it that way, it seemed to me that this day was special enough for the attendees to wear sunny clothes, but not special enough to wear a kimono.
|Sep 2015 PEOPLE TOKYO|
|ATTENDANCE HARAJUKU LEG MEIJI JINGU SHRINE WEDDING CEREMONY|
September 20, 2015
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