Wedding in Japan
"Your Ceremony of Love in a Historic Japanese House
your wedding day, anniversary, or renewal of vows as timeless as
For your wedding, everything must be perfect. What better place than Japan, where we define perfection as the union of beauty, grace, joy, tradition and style.
Dressed in fine silk kimonos, you exchange your vows in a traditional merchants home, then proceed (by rickshaw, if you like) to a nearby temple for blessings on your new family.
Its a very special ceremony for your very special day. Please let us do it for you!
Honeymoon in Japan
Start your married life in the land of serenity and tradition . . .in Japan! You'll don a traditional kimono-black for the groom and snow-white for the radiant bride-and raise a glass of sake to affirm your commitment Japanese-style. Of course, we'll arrange to have a photographer on hand to record the exotic beginning of your life together. Then, off you go, from throbbing Tokyo to luxuriate in a secluded spa in the Nikko mountains, and onward to Mount Fuji, and a panoply of unforgettable sensations that you'll always treasure.
votre vie épousée dans la terre de la sérénité
et de la tradition. . . le Japon! Vous mettrez un kimono traditionnelónoir
pour le mari et pur blanc pour la mariée rayonnanteóet soulèverez
un verre de saké pour affirmer vos noces de manière japonaise.
Bien sûr, nous arrangerons la présence díun photographe pour
enregistrer le début exotique de votre vie ensemble. Puis, vous
parterez, du centre palpitant de Tokyo à la vie luxueuse díun spa
isolé dans les montagnes Nikko, et de là au Mont Fuji, avec
une panoplie de sensations inoubliables que vous garderez toujours près
de votre coeur.
Experience the grace, artistry and refinement of a traditional Japanese wedding ceremony in the historic setting of a Kyoto merchantís home!
memorable special day begins with a tour of the 120-year-old house to
prepare you for the lovely ceremony to come. We explain the history of
Japan, its marriage customs, and the furnishings and decorations of this
traditional home. When the house tour is done, youíll eagerly look
Following your tour of the house, you, the bride and groom, prepare for the ceremony by dressing in beautiful wedding kimonos and practicing movement in these supremely graceful, comfortable costumes.
dressed, you proceed to the inner sanctum of the guest
Your service begins with traditional welcomes and the bestowal of sacred Japanese bracelets to the betrothed couple. The officiant describes the blessed, happy state of marriage, and prepares the couple for their exchange of vows.
You exchange vows of love, respect and devotion with your beloved in the time-honored way.
officiant pronounces you husband and wife, and you pledge your vows by
sharing a ceremonial toast of sake, drinking three times each from a three-tiered
cup. Having sipped the sake and pledged your love, the officiant pronounces
a blessing and benediction, and the formal
A congratulatory dance is performed by a professional dancer in your honor. After the dance, itís time to immortalize your happiness in photographs, so you may tell members of your wedding party to flash away!
If you wish, you may now have the officiant lead the way, bearing lanterns, to the nearby Seimei shrine. In a purification ceremony, you may pray for the welfare and happiness of your new household.
The recessional concludes the service as you stroll away with your beloved.
The duration of the ceremony is approximately two hours.
The $4980 (total for the couple) cost includes:
-- A silk kimono for the bride, and instruction in how to dress and wear it. (the kimono is for you to keep). The merchantís house in which your ceremony takes place is also a long-established Japanese couturier which makes fine silk bridal kimonos exclusively for those married in the merchantís house. The bride's wedding kimono will become your first treasured family heirloom .
-- The use of traditional bridal kimono accessories during the service (the accessories will be returned to the house after the conclusion of your service).
-- Use of the groomís kimono during the service (returned to the house at the end of the service).
-- Basic traditional make-up for the bride.
-- Gratuity to the Seimei shrine.
The service of an English speaking attendant who will assist with any
language matter, translation, communication etc.
-- If you prefer to walk from the Merchant's house to the Shrine , the saving is $600 to be deducted from the listed cost of : $4980. The walking procession to the Seimei shrine, if you wish it will take about 10 minutes.
-- Or if you would rather ride in a car from the merchantís house to the Seimei shrine then the saving is $400 to be deducted from the$4980
To enhance your ceremony, these services are available at additional cost:
-- Special make-up for the bride before the ceremony.
-- Japanese tea ceremony in a traditional tearoom, with instruction about the customs, traditions and manners of this renowned Japanese social rite.
-- A beautiful Japanese umbrella and/or fan as a souvenir.
Wedding photography by a professional photographer during your entire
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Rates are in US$ * Rates are per person
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