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Did You Know: Japanese Wedding 1

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Japanese Bride and Groom

DID YOU KNOW that the vast majority of Japanese couples do not actually get married on their wedding day?

Wedding days are simply a wedding ceremony in which the attending monk or priest does not have the power to marry couples by law. The actual act of marrying must be done at the local town hall or city office. All marriages are certified at the offices without any ceremony and consist of the filling in and signing (or hankoing) of a form and the issuance of a marriage certificate.

Ceremonies can take place before or usually after the couple are married. Sometimes it can be months or years after the bride and groom sign the marriage papers especially if the bride is pregnant.


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