Marriage is an
important event for anyone, no matter which country he or she
belongs to. Do you know how Japanese find a partner and get
find a partner by themselves, but the one who cannot find by
oneself has other ideas where are “Omiai” and “Going to a
marriage agency”. Omiai is a matching system which each of two
singles sends and receives photos and data each other through a
matching maker (called “Nakodo”
sometime). If both of them like each other, they meet
face to face and start going out together. A marriage agency is
the place where the person who wants to find a partner registers
his or her information (i.e. background, hobby.) and receives
introductions of candidates.
marriage comes next. There are many types of marriage in Japan.
The simplest one is registering to a local government office. It
is a legal marriage. Most couples have a wedding ceremony
and a wedding party together.
At a wedding
ceremony, a couple has a wedding vow in front of their families
and close friends. There are many types: Christianity type
(Chapel type), Shinto type, Buddhism type, Non religious type
and so on. You may think that many Japanese have Buddhism type
because of their religion, but it is rare. In some cases a type
of wedding ceremony is chosen by a couple’s religion, but in
most cases chosen by just a couple’s taste.
is that a new couple is introduced to invited friends and
colleagues who do not attend the ceremony. Feast and drinks are
served and episodes of a bride and a
bloom are marked. The party is more cheerful and exiting.
If you are
invited to a wedding party, you are expected to bring “Goshugi”
with you. In this case, Goshugi is a wedding gift to be given to
a couple. Commonly money is appropriate in Japan.
In old days like Edo period, many people used to
have both the wedding ceremony and the party at home, but
now most of people have them off the house. In addition,
many spend much money for the ceremony and the party. Weddings
have become a big industry called a bridal industry. For
example, hotels provide chapels for wedding ceremonies in the
facility. New companies which
commercially plan and perform the wedding
ceremonies and the parties have appeared.