It is typical in Japan to hold either a Shinto or a Buddhist wedding. This bride wears the traditional Japanese kimono ensemble of the Shinto. Flying Japanese crane motifs on the kimono represent long life and good luck.
There was a Japanese wedding at our hotel in Hakone. The bride wore a ceremonial kimono much like this one. It was a huge and beautiful wedding. We wanted to stay and watch, but our bus was leaving. We on our way to Atami and Kyoto.