"Meiji Wedding"
Meiji Shrine is a popular place for traditional Japanese weddings, but the tradition of dressing up like this is nearly as unique to the locals of this corner of the world as it is to those of you living overseas!  It does look like fun though, and I think I'd actually enjoy trying on 18th century western clothing, so I can understand somewhat how it must feel I think.  What is culture actually?  What parts of it and it's manifestations should be (must be?) preserved, and what parts forgotten?  This question is as pertinent to the current generation of J-people in their 20's as it is to people in their 20's anywhere on the globe where peace allows the luxury of pondering such things....

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