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Inside Taisho 1910s Unknown
Japanese Marriage: The bride and groom seal the marriage with sake during an arranged marriage (omiai). This image comes from a series of cards about Japanese marriage customs.

Original text (Card 6): “Nuptial ceremony. Bride and Bridegroom each drink sake (wine) nine times to fasten the ties of matrimony. This is the most important ritual act in marriage.”
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