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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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