Please view the main text area of the page by skipping the main menu.

Photo Journal: Watery wedding

A bride and groom cruise in a traditional-style boat on their wedding day in the Suigo Sawara Ayame (Iris) Park in the Chiba Prefecture city of Katori on June 11, 2017. The happy couple -- 46-year-old Junichi Saito and 35-year-old Emi -- waved cheerfully as they drifted past applauding onlookers. The style of wedding seen here, which involves a special boat known as a "yomeiri fune," used to be practiced in this part of Japan until about the early 1960s. Commenting on their wedding day, Junichi said that, "I will cherish today's memory for the rest of my life," while Emi stated that, "My parents' home is in Katori, so I am pleased that I was able to have my wedding here." The botanical garden is also attracting attention this month for its "Suigo Sawara Ayame Festival," which will run until June 25. (Mainichi)

    Also in The Mainichi

    The Mainichi on social media

    Trending