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.
This beautiful UCHUKAKE is usually brocaded or embroidered with the motif of congratulations such as cranes, pines, and a bounty of flowers. It is believed that UCHIKAKE started to be worn by the high-clas