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marriage; wedding
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Thank you for visiting this Character Home Page. Below you'll find a synopsis of the essay. If you wish to read the full text, the PDF of the essay is available for purchase to the right.

Synopsis

This essay puts a finger on the pulse of current anxieties about finding a spouse in an "herbivore" nation. Quizzes reveal just how many types of marriage and divorce there can be. Photos showcase picture brides and Shinto weddings. The essay abounds in terms related to engagements, fancy or toned-down ceremonies, shotgun weddings, honeymoons, and anniversary gifts. 

Revision history:

June 24, 2016:

p. 3: Fixed a broken link.
p. 23: Changed the publication date of The Pillow Book, stating that it was completed around the year 1000.

July 11, 2014: Originally published.

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