A Perfect Traditional Japanese Shinto Wedding

What is a Shinto Wedding?

A Shinto wedding is a traditional marriage ceremony that takes place at a Shinto shrine using a Shinto priest in Japan.

Bride and Groom are dressed in traditional Japanese wedding attire called the Kimono.

Bride is wearing Shiromuku(White kimono) or Iro-uchikake(coloured kimono) and Wataboshi(hood) or Tsunokakushi(silk paper hat) on her head.

Groom is wearing black or coloured Montsuki Haori(Kimono jacket) and Hakama pants.

Even if you’re a resident of another country, it is possible to celebrate your marriage with a traditional shinto wedding.

ABOUT US / WAKON STYLE

WAKON STYLE is committed to ensuring the most beautiful and romantic traditional Shinto Wedding for you.

We have a lot of experience in coordinating couples who have had Shinto Weddings at Shrines and coodinate more than 1,500 couples a year.

Ceremony at Shrines or other venues

WAKON Ceremony Plan from 48,800yen (includes tax)

You can choose Shiromuku(White Kimono) or Iro-uchikake(Coloured Kimono)

Shiromuku(White Kimono)

or

Iro-uchikake(Coloured Kimono)

Montsuki Haori Hakama

(Haori Jacket, Kimono and Hakama pants)

Hair accessory (Artificial Flower)

On-the-day assistance

Kimono Dressing

Hair & Make-up for Bride

Other accessories for Bride and Groom Kimono.

(not include undergarments)

WE RECOMMENDED SHRINES

TOKYO

Nogi Shrine (English Vows)

Nakano Numabukuro Hikawa Shrine

Yushima Tenmangu Shrine(English Vows)

KYOTO

Shimogamo Shrine(World Heritage)

Kiyomizu Temple(World Heritage)

Chion-In

Nishi Hongwan-Ji

Ooharano Shrine

Yoshida Shrine

NARA

Yakushi-Ji (World Heritage)

Hase-Temple

Gangou-Ji

Oomiwa Shrine

Isonokami Jingu Shrine

NAGOYA

Ueno tenmangu Shrine

AICHI

Iga Hachimangu Shrine

MIE

Hisai Hachimangu Shrine (English Vows)

HIROSHIMA

Itsukushima Shrine(World Heritage)

Hiroshimaken Gokoku Shrine

Hijiyama Shrine

Hiroshima Tosho Gu Shrine

FUKUOKA

Sumiyoshi Shrine

Fukuokaken Gokoku Shrine

KUMAMOTO

Aso Shrine

Kato Shrine

Sample Wedding Day Timeline

10:00 Hair and Make-up begins

11:00 Bride and Groom get dressed

12:00 travel to wedding venue
(It depends on venues)

12:10 Portraits at shrines or other venues

13:00 Ceremony begins

13:30 Ceremony ends, family photo or more couple's photo.

14:00 Everyone gets dress your own clothes and travel to your home…

The Shinto Wedding Ceremony Procedure

(Ceremony may slightly vary depending on shrines.)

Before the Ceremony

About 30 minutes before ceremony
- Explanation of the ceremony in waiting room

Ceremony

1. Purification Rite

-  Shubatsu

- all in attendance stand and bow to be symbolically purified

2. Prayer

-  Norito-sojo

- Shinto priest announces the marriage of the bridal couple to the shrine altar
- All attendance stand and bow

3. Exchanging of Sake

-  San San Kudo

- The bride and groom take turns sipping 3 times from cups of 3 sizes: small, medium and large
* The first two times, the cup is raised to one’s lips. The sake is only drunk at the third sipping.

4. Exchanging of rings

-  Yubi-wa Kokan

5. The Wedding Vows

-  Seishi Sodoku

6. Presenting the Sakaki Branch

-  Tamagushi Hoten

- Ritual representing the safe end of the ceremony
'- Couple receives the sakaki branch from the shrine maiden and places it at the altar
'- Couple bows twice and claps twice

7. Guests drink Sake

-  Shinzoku-hai

- All in attendance drink sake in celebration

8. Ends

How it works

Step.1:CONTACT

Step.2:FREE CONSULTATION

Step.3:RESEARCH

Step.4:CONTRACT

Step.5:TEMPORARY BOOKING FOR WEDDING LOCATION

Step.6:FINDING THE PERFECT WEDDING KIMONO

Step.7:MAINTAIN CONTACT

Step.8:A WEEK BEFORE WEDDING

Step.9:WEDDING DAY

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