Rachael’s wedding in Yokohama, Japan reminded me that I am never done learning about this culture. Last weekend I had the proud pleasure of walking my daughter down the aisle and putting her in the trusted hands of her husband.
Long Day in Yokohama
The wedding hotel in Yokohama made it very easy for all of us, taking care of everything, down to the last detail. While it was mostly a western-style ceremony, there were some small touches of Japanese-style as well.
It was a full day that included hair, make-up, dresses for the women, myself learning how to properly wear a tuxedo (carry the white gloves in your right hand; don’t wear them), meeting family members, rehearsal, ceremony, and finally the party.
Western Style in Japan
My daughter has been married for over a year now, already has a son (who participated), and she finally got her day of celebration.
It is interesting to see how weddings have changed over the past 30 years- western, yet still Japanese. The full range of emotions that day; I still get a bit choked up when looking at the photographs. Lucky for me to be able to experience all this joy in the nice city of Yokohama, Japan. Congratulations Rachael and Koki.
Smith’s School of English, Sagamihara, Japan http://smithweb.co.jp/sagamihara/