Japanese wedding traditional style...shiromuku..

"Japanese Bride - Shinto wedding ceremonies" Japanese Traditional Wedding Style: Shiromuku for Brides By Yoshie Fuami I’ll write about Japanese.

Marie had her misedashi, her debut as a maiko, in which she went to okiya (geisha houses), ochaya (tea houses), and local stores to thank everyone for their support.

"Woman in sensible armor! A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan.

Detail of rice-paper float in Neputa Matsuri Festival. Photo by Martin Moos