During the wedding, the groom wears traditional Japanese formal clothing, and the bride wears a bold and beautiful kimono. Want to know more details about traditional Japanese wedding dress.
A Japanese bride wears a traditional white wedding kimono with the simplest design, the shiro-maku, during the wedding. The shiro-maku does not show embroidery, beading, adornments or intricate designs. However, it is very long and must be lifted by the bride and one of her attendants while walking.
The bride covers her shiro-maku with the uchikake, a colorful and elaborate silk kimono, after the ceremony. And, most brides choose red uchikake made by silk and silk brocade with embroidered patterns of nature scenes. Kimono also has long sleeves flowing. The wedding receptions are the last chance that Japanese women must wear intricate and bright kimonos for these dresses are reserved for young unmarried women.
Japanese groom wears a black montsuki kimono, highlighting his family crest in front and back. The groom tucks the kimono into his gray or white pinstripe hakama pants that usually made from cotton or a polyester blend. Then, wear a flowing haori overcoat to cover the entire ensemble.
In most cases, Japanese bride wears bunkin-takashimada – a wig that has been designed as a specific design. During the wedding, the Japanese bride covers her hair with a white cover tsuno kakushi to show that she is willing to marry and take on her role as a wife.
Japanese bride carries a small purse, known as hakoseko, with small sheathed sword and the kaiken. This is a symbol of luck. Her face is covered with white powder, her eyes outlined darkly and her lips are colored bright red. She wears traditional Japanese footwear, including white toe socks and white clogs with thong toe straps.