Posted by GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 28 June 2012 in Lifestyle & Culture.
Taken at Yasaka Shrine, as a wedding party lines up behind a shrine maiden who will escort them to the hall for the ceremony before the goddess Amaterasu.
Omedetou!! Nice angle!!
28 Jun 2012 5:54am
tradition versus modernity among the guests !
28 Jun 2012 7:12am
very nice framing ! was yours like this ?
28 Jun 2012 9:29am
@Veronique: Thank you. Yes, our wedding was at this very same shrine, and we began our married life walking behind a woman dressed just like this, and under that red umbrella.
Beautiful colours in this well framed and composed shot! Well done GJC! ;-)
28 Jun 2012 5:50pm
Your photos intrigue me, and for someone whom I suspect was not born and raised in Japan, your love for the country and traditions are so evident. This wedding shot (and any with the red umbrella) must be invigorating since it is a reminder of your own.
28 Jun 2012 8:25pm
@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you (as always) for your kind comment. Indeed, I was not born and raised in Japan, but came here later. My enthusiasm for this country (or at least Kyoto, which I know best) derives from the respect shown for tradition and how well sacred spaces integrate into everyday spaces. It has been an enormous privilege to live here.
this must have been a tremendous moment
29 Jun 2012 7:05am
Great angle and the colors also
30 Jun 2012 9:17am
I love the immaculate dress of the wedding attendees. Very festive.
2 Jul 2012 6:29am
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