Japanese Wedding

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Japanese Wedding

  1. 1. 結婚式 WEDDING ピサイ・リス Pisey Riem
  2. 2. 歴史 HISTORY  Groom joining the bride's family  Groom visit the bride every night at her house  Only after the birth of a child or the death of his parent will the bride be accepted into the family  Selection of mates to create children  The bride joins the groom family  Link between two families rather than two individual  Political, economic, and social alliance  Used as political and diplomatic approaches to maintain peace and unity. 婿入り Muko-iri 嫁入り Yome-iri
  3. 3. お見合い OMIAI  A parent or   a 仲人 (matchmaker) interviews potential mates  The matchmaker arranges marriages on behalf of both families  A marriage can mean cementing alliances  Equal rank and class
  4. 4. WORLD WAR II  Rewritten of the Japanese Constitution changing the law of the marriage  Women gained more rights  Equality of gender  Western influences of love marriage
  5. 5. 結納 YUI NOU  長熨斗 (Shell) Longevity  目録 (List) list of gift exchanged  子生婦 (Seaweed) Wish for many happy and healthy children  寿留女 (Dried cuttlefish) Wish for long marriage  末広 ( Fan) Wish for a better future and happiness  鰹節 (Dried tuna) Wish for a lasting marriage  家内喜多留 (Wine cask) Can be substitute with money  友白髪 (Tread) signify strong ties in married life  金宝包 (Money) a ceremonial amount of money
  6. 6. 着物 KIMONO  紋付 montsuki Formal black kimono  羽織 haori Knee length loosely fitting coat  袴 hakama Ankle skirt with 5 pleat in the front and 2 in the back  羽織紐 haori himo Woven string that keep the 羽 織 together  旅 tabi Divided-toe socks  ぞ利 zori Traditional sandals
  7. 7. 白無垢 Shiromuku Worn open without an obi, thick padding at the hem, new beginning 角隠し Tsunokakushi Headdress or hood, use to cover the wig or hairstyle.  “ Horns of jealousy” Bride enter the new family with openness and obedience 打ちかけ Uchikake Elaborate and colorful kimono. Long sleeves with red padding, worn open over without an obi
  8. 8. 綿帽子 Wataboshi Bridal kimono hood, only wore outside with the 白無垢 , hides the bride’s face 筥迫 Hakoseko Small pocket case accessory, traditionally used to carry lucky charm 簪 Kanzashi Hair ornaments 文金高島田 Bunkin- Takashimada Traditional hair style, high top knot
  9. 9. BEFORE CEREMONY  参進 (sanshin)  Shinto maiden lead the groom and bride into the shrine to the sound of flute and drums  Groom’s parent next to the groom  Bride’s parent next to the bride  All the people present bow towards the alter then the ceremony can begin  The priest waves a 祓い 串 (haraigushi) to symbolize purification.
  10. 10. SHINTO SHRINE CEREMONY 修祓の儀 (Shubatsu-no-gi) Shinto priest purifies the couple 祝詞奏上 (Norito-soujou) Priest reads out the formula to announce the marriage, seek blessing and protection for the couple 神楽舞 (Kaguramai) A Shinto maiden dedicates a sacred dance 誓いの盃 (Chikai-no- sakazuki) The couple exchanges cups 3 times and drink 3 sips of the rice wine. Called “ ”三々九度 誓詞奏上 (Seishi-soujou) The groom reads out the vow letter. 玉串拝礼 (Tamagushi- hairei) The bride and groom make offerings of tamagushi to vow
  11. 11. BUDDHIST  Offering of incense to the Buddha  Water ritually purified by the priest  数珠 (Buddhist rosary) is given to the couple  三々九度  (three times three equaling nine sips)  Drinking rice wine from three wine cups by taking three sip per cup  Symbolizing homage to the three treasure of the Buddha  Exchange rings  Pledge is confirmed by the officiating priest
  12. 12. GUEST  Female: Dresses, suits ,kimono  Male: Black formal suits  Expected to bring cash ご 祝儀 Goshugi (Gift Money)  Amount depend on the guest relationship to the bride or groom  Enclosed in an envelope 祝儀袋  (shugibukuro)  Use new bills with no creasing
  13. 13. CONCLUSION  Japan has a long history and many customs changing over time. There are many different type of wedding that couples can choose from but in the end they all have one thing in common. The union of two people for a happy and lasting marriage.
  14. 14. CREDIT  http://factsanddetails.com/japan/cat18/sub117/item617.html  http://www.kmfa-kyoto.com/bridalkimono.html  http://www.buddhanet.net/nippon/nippon_partII.html  http://gojapan.about.com/cs/traditionculture/a/japanesewedding.htm  http://www.abazias.com/diamondblog/wedding/japanese-engagement-and-wedding-traditions  http://www.gojapango.com/culture/japanese_wedding_yui_no.html  http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2061.html  http://nirvanamuscat.blogspot.com/2013/05/japanese-traditional-clothing.html  http://www.yamasa.org/acjs/network/english/newsletter/things_japanese_27.html

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