It's not uncommon for modern Japanese weddings to combine Shinto wedding traditions with various elements of Western nuptials. Traditionally a Japanese bride would wear a furisode long-sleeve Kimono, but some brides are modifying their garments to add their own unique spin on the traditional Western wedding dress. By folding the sleeves down and tying them into a decorative bow at the back, their Kimonos are suddenly turned into elegant strapless dresses. The best part is that because the alterations are all superficial, the wedding dress can easily be turned back into a Kimono. So instead of having a wedding dress that you wear once and then leave in the closet to collect dust forever, why not try something different? (h/t: rocketnews)

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Heather Riseborough 2 years ago

Beautiful

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Cheryl Myrah-Bolles 2 years ago

Amazing

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Ilina Saradinova 2 years ago

to be honest I like the original version better ;) tradition is beautiful :)

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Kevin Van der Heijden 2 years ago

this for me has the best of both worlds, the colours are amazing, and the style really pays tribute to the old traditional garment.

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Clara Bunnell 2 years ago

This one is my favorite

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Nikita Rettke 2 years ago

beautiful color mix

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Nikita Rettke 2 years ago

beautiful patterns and colors

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Rosemary Moreland 2 years ago

I want to get married again, Japanese style! But I'm too old and not Japanese!

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varwenea 2 years ago

The black background of the material carried the design very well.

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varwenea 2 years ago

Oh, I like the one on the right! Simple elegance...

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Arline Kennedy 2 years ago

gorgeous

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Bored Panda 1 year ago

This one is amazing

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Wow Thats A Long Username 2 years ago

**first** me wants

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prestoli 2 years ago

this looks like the one in #3

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Caitlyn Williams 2 years ago

So beautiful, both the dress and the bride.

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Mona Vanaki 2 years ago

Can see the fold line on the dress still . Is it normal?

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Intan Shafinas 2 years ago

Cute couple and dress!

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Claudia Novelo Fragoso 2 years ago

Love it!

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Intan Shafinas 2 years ago

Wooohh samurai groom!

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Regina Ali 2 years ago

Love the pattern on this one!

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prestoli 2 years ago

I prefer the kimono

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katarina 2 years ago

love the hello kitty in the bouquet

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Jamie Wong 2 years ago

love the simplicity of the dress..

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Regina Ali 2 years ago

Love the color palette and matching tie.

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Maja Knighton 9 months ago

She is marrying a real baseball fan!

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Stephanie Hutner 2 years ago

She looks miserable.

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