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A very Japanese wedding

November 27, 2008

A wedding in late November had at first struck me as some sort of madness.  There’s a proper time for dragging friends and relatives across town and country, and November isn’t it.  Well it’s seldom that I’m right, and so it proved yet again.

Mount Takao, just west of central Tokyo, and the chosen venue of our friends’ wedding, is simply spectacular in late November, just as the autumn is getting it on, and the multi-coloured mountainsides are lit up by the low sun.

Not far from Takaosanguchi station is Ukai Toriyama, which is nominally a restaurant but in scale is more like a village of thatched cottages and tea-houses plotted around traditional gardens, ponds and streams.


The bride and groom in shiromuku and hakama


Imagine an entire village like this

It was all beginning to make sense now


One quick change later, the happy couple

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Ian permalink
    November 28, 2008 4:55 am

    So where was the dodgy disco then? Was anybody’s uncle doing some dodgy dancing? Did they get a teasmaid as a wedding present?

    I sometimes think I’m trapped in a very English 70’s timewarp.

  2. November 30, 2008 4:04 pm

    Great looking website, I Enjoyed my stay on your website. and really wish you all the best. GOOD LUCK!!!

  3. jpyankee permalink
    November 30, 2008 7:17 pm

    A very good looking bride and groom, and what a lovely locale… beats the hotel ones with a lot of lazer shows and smog!

  4. December 17, 2008 2:44 am

    Such beautiful photographs. Having a wedding in autumn gives you just that. Beautiful pictures 😉

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