Right Here Comes the Japanese Bride, Looking Really Western

Right Here Comes the Japanese Bride, Looking Really Western

TOKYO, July 1 – being a soprano sings “Ave Maria,” a couple that is japanese along the center aisle of the resort chapel, past white trumpet lilies, into the altar where A us “pastor” appears, gold cross gleaming on white robes.

“Before God and these witnesses, we pronounce you wife and husband,” intones Damon Mackey, A ca native whom took a two-day course to execute weddings on weekends, supplementing their earnings as an English instructor and part-time star.

A brand new figure is taking on the altar: the gaijin, or foreign, “pastor. in Japan, the place where a relationship with Western “white weddings” is resulting in a collapse in Shinto ceremonies”

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