marriage

Japanese Celebrity Couple, Keiko Kitagawa and DAIGO are Officially Married!

Celebrity couples are never left out of the eyes and ears of reporters and fans whenever they feature in the headlines. Just this January, popular actress Keiko Kitagawa (北川景子) officially married her partner, singer and Breakerz band member, Daigo Naito (内藤 大湖). Keiko Kitagawa Keiko Kitagawa started out as an exclusive model for the Japanese…

Ribbon Chapel in Hiroshima: An Enchanting Wedding Venue by the Sea

A chapel designated for to represent the coming together of two people in marriage is located on the grounds of a Seto Inland Sea hotel called Bella Vista. It is a modern chapel known as Ribbon Chapel due to its spiraling appearance. It was designed by Hiroshi Nakamura (中村拓志), a Japanese architect. In order to…

In Japan Sailor Moon Can…Help You Get Married?

When a couple registers for marriage, they have to fill in serious, boring-looking forms which make getting married seem like a solemn process… but not anymore! You can now fill in Sailor Moon-themed marriage registration forms which were released by Konin Todoke Seisakujo/Design Laboratory for Marriage Paperwork. Don’t worry, as it is official and totally…

Omiai: The Culture of Arranged Marriage in Japan

Arranged marriage is a practice which is both controversial and a historically significant societal function. Not so long ago, arranged marriage was very common in all parts of the world. Marriage was more of a contract than anything else, and was common and expected among all classes and cultures. Marriages up until around the 18th…