May 18th, 2012

Meiji Jingu Shrine

Last month, I went to Meiji Jingu Shrine for a walk; a traditional Japanese Shinto-style wedding ceremony and a Spring Grand Festival was both held there.
The first picture is the wedding parade and the groom and the bride walking to the shrine with their parents and relatives.
I think this traditional wedding style is very beautiful.

Meiji Jingu Shrine

At the Spring Grand Festival, Japanese traditional music and dance called ”Gagaku” was performed.
The players are wearing interesting costumes so I took pictures.

Meiji Jingu Shrine

I searched about Gagaku a little bit and found out that it has been performed for several centuries and was introduced in Japan from China. Also it is known as the oldest orchestra music in the world.

Meiji Jingu Shrine

I was very lucky to see this traditional Japanese performing arts during my walk.