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Tamukeyama Wedding | by jpellgen (@1179_jp)
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Tamukeyama Wedding

As I was taking some photos of Sangatsu-do, I noticed some photographers in the vacinity of Tamukeyama Shrine. I was fortunate to get these lovely photos. I think Shinto wedding ceremonies are quite unique, but the garb is the most amazing part. Traditional wedding apparel (tomesode) is usually a kimono for the man and a white kimono called a shiromuku for the woman. The shiromuku is completed with a special headdress. The man's formal kimono (montsuki) consists of hakama, haori (jacket), geta, and white cords with a fluffy tassel known as himo.

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Taken on March 21, 2007