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All You Need to Know About Japan’s Princess Ayako Wedding

TOKYO, JAPAN - OCTOBER 29: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Princess Ayako of Takamado and Kei Moriya speak to media reporters after their wedding at Meiji Jingu Shrine on October 29, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

Japanese princess Ayako wed her longtime boyfriend Kei Moriya. The wedding took place in Tokyo, Japan. Here is all you need to know about the wedding.

The wedding took place at Tokyo’s city historic Meiji shrine built by Ayako’s great grandfather.

Moriya, a longtime love of Ayako is not from royal blood. He’s an employee of a major shipping company.

The princess must surround her title according to Japan’s Imperial House Law because she married a commoner. Not only she will surrender her title but also her fortune and place in the imperial family. But despite this, she will remain close to her relatives.

“I will leave the imperial family today, but I will remain unchanged in my support for his majesty and her majesty,”…“I am awed by how blessed I am.”

I guess it’s not all about the money for Ayako who said to the reporters:

“I am filled with happiness.”

The wedding was private event and did include some traditional ceremonies fit for the Japanese wedding:
– exchanging nuptial sake cups
– offering a sacred Tamagushi tree branch to the gods

The princess wore two dresses for the wedding. Firs outfit was pale yellow uchiki kimono—an outer robe—and a plum hakama as she arrived at the temple.

TOKYO, JAPAN – OCTOBER 29: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Princess Ayako of Takamado and Kei Moriya walk to the hall prior to their wedding at Meiji Jingu Shrine on October 29, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

For the ceremony inside, she wore a formal red silk kouchiki adorned with floral accents.

The broom wore a grey pinstripe tuxedo and carried with him a silk top.

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