This photograph is taken in Meiji-jingu in Tokyo. The relative of both families who finished the marriage ceremony is taking the commemorative photo in the precincts of a temple. There are a groom for a haori and a hakama, and a bride for the white kimono, fathers for a tuxedo and mothers for the full dress of a kimono. A marriage ceremony has what is performed at a religious place, a thing performed at an administrative place, a thing performed in a family's house, a thing performed with a commercial institution, etc. Now in Japan, a Christian ceremony is rate of 65% and both of the Shinto ceremony and public type is 16% for wedding style. The Shinto ceremony is subject to big influence from Shintoism which is a unique religion to Japan.
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holmertz (36451) 2012-09-15 7:27
This is a fine photo which tells us something about the world, according to the TE motto. The persons are very nicely positioned, the heads of the five surrounding the bride forming a fine rounded shape. The contrasts of their dark clothes and the bride's white dress is also stunning. They all show a refined elegance and the photo is technically superb with a perfect sharpness and light.
dale54 (6249) 2012-09-15 9:44
very nice work my friend! hi mikio,great people shot,nice and sharp!super job! dr
ourania (25532) 2012-09-17 12:20
this photo is wonderful and the family portrait of the newlyweds and their parents most intriguing. I like very much your point of view that allows a comfortable, less formal and a little invasive look at the heroes. I love pictures a few seconds before the formal and well arranged capture, they are much more intriguing and allow us to see more about characters and situations. Your picture offers a great opportunity for study. Sharpness and depth are exquisite, lighting and colours delightful and suggestive. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-09-20
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Brides Grooms Mariés 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-15 2:54