16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Giving the vows

In fact this has been the most impressive moment on my whole journey. I was in Japan at the temple site of Nikko when I discovered this traditional Shinto wedding in a shrine. It was so quiet and reverent. The atmosphere and ceremony almost hypnotised me.

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Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Nikko, Japan
Copyright: © Mateusz Wiglinzki