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" ... is put to the mouths of the bride and bridegroom alternately by two attendants, signifying that they are to share together joys and sorrows. The bride keeps her veil all her life, and at her death it is buried with her as her shroud. The chief duty... "
An English girl in Japan - Page 81
by Ella M. Hart Bennett - 1906 - 176 pages
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the cornhill magazine

1899
...each guest in turn drinks three cups of the sake ; and the two-spouted kettle, also containing sake, is put to the mouths of the bride and bridegroom alternately...as her shroud. The chief duty of a Japanese woman all her life is obedience : whilst unmarried, to her parents ; when married, to her husband and his...
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