Sakura blossom falls 5 sm per second…

The intriguing phrase that I used in the beginning means that in this article we’ll talk about the Japanese wedding dresses. As you guessed traditionally Japanese weddings take place in spring and … autumn. So if you are going to get married soon and you are from Japan or just a fan of a Japanese bride style I prose you’ll find this article interesting.

Firstly, let me say a few words about the Japanese wedding itself. The Japanese wedding ceremony can be divided into 2 main parts: Shinto ceremony (the formal part in other words) held at shrines and kekkon hiroen(the informal part, reception ceremony) held at ceremony halls or hotels).

The Shinto ceremony requires from the bride the traditional Japanese women gown – kimono. This simple straight-lined robe wrapped on the brides’ body and tied with an uki must be of white silk. The white Japanese wedding kimono is called shiro-maku. Colorful wedding kimono is put on during the reception ceremony and worn is called iro-uchikake.

So the bride has the wear two or even more kimono and change them according the ceremonies. As you see this is not very convenient. So for the contemporary Japanese brides I propose another variant. Find two wedding dresses: a traditional shiro-maku for Shinto ceremony and Japanese-inspired modern wedding dress for reception party. Thus you won’t need to wear several kimono simultaneously, elaborating one after another according to the ceremony. And won’t resemble Russian “matreshka”. Remember, we have Japanese wedding here!

Rather fresh variant but I’m sure you’ll like it! If you think that there would be a problem with the second dress (I mean Japanese-inspired modern wedding dress) you are wrong. There are plenty of designers, both Western and Eastern, who find inspiration in the Japanese theme.




For example,  Aoyama and Motoazabu. Their dresses, found in The Micie bridal boutique in Tokyo, would please you with the sophisticated back and bodice details, which make even simple dress chic and glamorous.

Then I liked Japanese wedding dresses from Setsuko Wakatsuki. He “specializes on outmarriageы”, combining the traditional Japanese fabrics, obi sash knot and flared kimono style sleeves, serpentina-cuts and chiffon overlays with the Western style.

Of course, if you are lack of money to buy the two Japanese wedding dresses, you can rent them both. But the last thing that I can say there could be no future without traditions. And Japanese people are absolutely right!

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