Rich symbolism permeates the customs that go into Asiatic ceremony ceremony rituals. The ceremonies are a nod to Asian culture’s deeply ingrained beliefs that the union of couples should be honored by their families and by the universe. These ceremonies range from the wedding hairdressing and capping ceremonies for the bride to the otoshigami, where the groom blocks himself with his family and friends. The tea ceremony also involves the couple serving their parents, grandparents, and other elders and receiving red envelopes ( or hong bao ) filled with cash or jewelry.

On the day of their wedding, it is customary in Chinese weddings to pride one’s predecessors and gods. This entails changing into new garments and taking a pomelo leaf shower to lift spirits. The couple’s relatives is then expected to organize 12 gifts for their daughter-to-be, including marriage cookies, standard Chinese bread, a bamboo utensil set, candles and firecrackers, silver jewelry, and cash.

Usually, a march travels from the couple’s residence to the bride in the Japanese marriage meeting. Visitors will carry lanterns and banners, ring gongs to ward off evil spirits, and mild a fire made from the divine sakaki tree’s branches. The newlyweds are then taught spiritual values for married life by a miko, or sexual assistant of the preacher.

The couple bows to the princess’s ancestors and the shrine goddesses after giving two handclaps. A few days afterwards, to show her respect and appreciation, the wedding kneels down in front of her father’s parents and grandparents and serves them drink with two lotus grains or two reddish deadlines.