The shadows of the wedding attendants were moving slowly across the ground

shadows of attendants of a wedding ceremony
Shot at Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo
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Another wedding ceremony was being held at Meiji Jingu Shrine today. Of course, the weddings held here are Shinto-style. As I was wandering around the large plaza in front of the shrine, a group of people who had finished their wedding ceremony came into the plaza. Led by the Shinto priest, then the bride and groom, followed by their relatives, the line of attendees walked quietly. After the ceremony, the attendees were returning to the building. They were silhouetted and their shadows were clearly visible on the ground.

As it was a Shinto ceremony, the groom wore a montsuki hakama and the bride wore a white kimono. But most of the attendees were wearing western clothes. I could see a glimpse of high heels in their silhouettes. Nowadays, most people don't wear kimono unless they are getting married.

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PHOTO DATA

No

7215

Shooting Date

Dec 2012

Posted On

February 2, 2013

Modified On

June 20, 2021

Place

Meiji Jingu, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

OLYMPUS PEN E-P2

Lens

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42MM

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