It’s Thursday and wedding season so I figured this would be a good #throwbackthursday post. These photos are from my last trip to Japan in 2015 at the Meiji Shrine complex in Tokyo. We were told that the shrine was a popular place for Shinto weddings. As luck would have it we caught the tail end of one as we wandered around. The bride was lovely but I wasn’t fast enough to get a full on shot of her. Fun fact: I always seem to stumble upon either a wedding or a couple taking wedding photos when I travel. I’m not sure what that means.
According to my research (and by research I mean encyclopedia Google) in a Shinto wedding the bride usually wears white to symbolize her purity. The red umbrella reportedly symbolizes good luck and prosperity. It’s been about three years since I saw the young couple. I hope the umbrella worked for them.