Packaged Japaneseness: Weddings, Business, and Brides
Examines what is called the Ceremonial Occasions industry in Japan, in particular the commercialized production of contemporary weddings there. Based on anthropological fieldwork conducted in a wedding parlour.
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A day at the Kobe Princess Palace wedding parlour
From home weddings to wedding parlour productions
Bridal dressers as carriers of tradition
The Japanese bride as a packaged product
The production of traditions in the ceremonial occasions
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