Japan Images: Meiji Bride
Sunday, November 29th, 2009
I shot this image in the grounds of Meiji Shrine (明治神宮) in Shibuya, Tokyo.
As a keen photographer and Japanophile, it’s days like this, when you come across such a stunning ceremony in another country, that put a big smile on your face.
We were lucky enough to see several Shinto weddings that day and even luckier was that I had chosen to take my (very tasty) Canon 70-200 2.8 lens with me. I could sit at a respectful distance and still get the shots I wanted.
I love the Mona Lisa-style smile on this beautiful Japanese bride, who was wearing a Uchikake – an ornate outer robe traditionally worn over the top of a kimino.
|結婚式||けっこんしき||Marriage ceremony, Wedding|
|引き出物||ひきでもの||Gift for wedding guests|
|祝儀袋||しゅうぎぶくろ||Envelope for money given at Japanese weddings|