Spreading the charms of Japan to the world from Fukui



The oldest classical music in the world for the most beautiful wedding ceremony, Japanese traditional wedding ceremony.


Charms of Japan


My friends from Japan and Australia got married. It is an international marriage. 45 guests from Australia and 55 ones from Japan attended to their wedding ceremony, reception, and an after-party.


At their wedding ceremony, they chose to have the Japanese traditional one called “Shinzen Shiki". "Shinzen Shiki" is held in shrines and the bride and groom usually wear traditional Japanese dresses, "Kimono" for the bride and "Hakama" for the groom. Becasue the groom is a high-tech man, during ceremony he was reading the pronunciation for Japanese script for wedding vows of "Shinzen Shiki" on his smart phone. This wedding ceremony started at 10am, after that, we had a wedding reception, an after party and a party after a party. The last one went on all night long.


For “Shinzen Shiki”, a traditional Japanese court music which is called "Gagaku" is usually played. “Gagaku” is the oldest classical music in the world that doesn't have conducors and it has been played at imperial court over 1000 years. A name of common “Gagaku” music is called “Etenraku”.


Every time I hear “Etenraku”, I feel proud of Japanese culture and I also feel dignified, and I just listen.