wedding procession at Sumiyoshi-taisha


Not too long ago I was asked to take photographs for a friend’s wedding at Osaka’s Sumiyoshi-taisha shrine, a place I’ve written about before.  What really impressed me about the ceremony, aside from the music that was being played while the marriage itself took place within the shrine building, was the procession from the waiting area, through the shrine grounds, and then finally to the site of the wedding ceremony itself.  Though rain had initially been forecast for the weekend, it turned out to be a perfect day — just cool enough, and the sky just blue enough — and the red parasol just seemed to bring it all together, a kind of artificial sun that generated just the proper amount of gravity to bring everything to perigee.

(All photographs taken with a Voigtlander Bessa-L rangefinder loaded with either Fujifilm Superia 400 or Fujifilm Reala 100.)


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