usual procedures in traditional Japanese wedding receptions have a go-between introduce
the bridegroom, bride and their family backgrounds. A
Japanese wedding reception is a colorful affair, particularly with young
friends of the bride attending in beautiful "Kimono".
the married sister of the bride is (seen on the left) wearing a
tomesode kimono. The
tomesode is a black
formal kimono and is combined with a multi-color design on the skirt.
costume as worn by the bride is perhaps the highlight in the reception.
Here the bride
is wearing a "Tsuno Kakushi" hood. This is worn to cover the brides
"horns", thus showing her obedience to her new husband. You can also see the
big "Kanzashi" ornaments in the bride's hair.
is wearing a gorgeous white "Uchikake"
gown, the wedding kimono. These are also known as the "Shiromuku".
Below you can see a close up of the "Shiromuku" showing the great detail in
patterns woven into the material. This is an example from Oriental Artifacts
extensive range of kimono.
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