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WEDDING
WEDDING CEREMONY Wedding Ceremony (kekkon shiki) can be celebrated in the Holland Yamakage Shrine for the wedding couple and their respective family. Main feature of the wedding ceremony is the moment when bride and groom pour sake for each other in three different cups, which represent heaven, earth and mankind. This part of the ceremony is called san san mai or three times three. It is a symbolic act of harmony. It is not necessary to be dressed in traditional Japanese style. It is also possible to celebrate kekkon shiki in another location. Hotel Okura Amsterdam has a splendid room where we can build a temporary shrine.
Kekkon shiki celebration in Hotel Okura Amsterdam Te-mizu (ritual cleansing) by the wedding couple and guji
sake-pots and bowls for san san mai
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