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A couple dressed in Japanese traditional wedding kimonos pose for a photograph at Hamarikyu Garden in Tokyo.

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Great pic. Congrats on the wedding to the couple !

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The couple in kimono conveniently fit into the space between branches. Good shot!

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Great Pic ? what is the subject ? Is it the out of focus blossoms or is the the people, and which group. I suggest that the shooter was told to move on because the couple on the left are posing for a shooter. How can you tell that it is a wedding image ? Japanese and sumo,s get around all the time in their tradition dress. Could be a girl posing for her coming of age pic .Her dress resemble a furisode by the length of the sleeves. Man ware is a kuromontseki not a Kimono.

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Could be a girl posing for her coming of age pic

In March? Unlikely.

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The couple in kimono conveniently fit into the space between branches.

Yeah, good point. There's not as much beauty in perfection. Composing the shot so that the couple was blocked by a branch a little would've fit better into the wabi-sabi aesthetic.

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Cleo: you being a women would now that the girl is not wearing a Uchikake. Her kimono has long cuffed sleeves and a Uchikake is longer then the womens body so it has to be held up with one hand when taking a image. I know that wedding Kimono,s are very expensive so she used her Furisode this might be the case. But Japanese are traditionist and I have never seen a women getting married wear a Furisode.

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@the_sheriff:

There's not as much beauty in perfection. Composing the shot so that the couple was blocked by a branch a little would've fit better into the wabi-sabi aesthetic.

Aha! Very smart sense of Japanese wabi-sabi aesthetic.

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John-san, She's hardly likely to go dragging her (probably rented) very expensive uchikake outside in the dust and mud for a photo. She wears the uchikake for the ceremony then changes at least once, often four or five times, each change being a photo opportunity. The changes (iro-naoshi) typically go uchikake - furisode - white wedding dress - ballgown/evening gown.

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Cleo: Sound so very expensive and thanks for the info.

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If we're critiquing the photo, I would say that the focus point/depth of field is perhaps a little odd. Both the couple and the far end of the blossoms are clear in focus, whilst the close blossoms are out of it. Pushing all the blossoms out of focus (or keeping all of them in) would've enhanced the framing effect and resulted in a better picture I think.

If it was a actual wedding, it's a shame about weather. After so many weeks/months of mostly clear skies, the past week has been terribly gloomy.

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