TECH & CULTURE

Japan in Photos – June Bride

By Staff Writer
June 24, 2022
The idea of a "June Bride" has carried over from the west to Japan, with many couples wanting to hold their weddings in the period of warm weather before sometimes oppressive heat of summer begins. While western style weddings are popular, many couples havea Shinto ceremony, in which the bride wears a shiromuku wedding outfit, which typically includes a large white cotton headpiece. It is not uncomon to see wedding processions at some of the larger shrines, in which the bride or an attendant will carry a large paper umbrella to shelter her from the weather.
Woman wearing a traditional Shinto-style bride's outfit
Groom and bride holding origami cranes together
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