What to Expect At Japanese Weddings

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Savvy Tokyo

It’s summer, the cicadas cry for love, couples tie the knot and you’re invited to a Japanese “kekkon shiki” (ceremony) or “kekkon hiroen“ (celebration). Congrats! You’ve been chosen as a special guest for someone’s big day. Yet, you stand there puzzled, Japanese wedding invitation in your hands, sweat dripping off your forehead, wondering how different the experience would be from what you’ve seen back home and whether you’ll be able to pass through all formalities in grace and style in this culturally challenging land of emotions. Well, wipe that sweat, start reading and get ready to celebrat…

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