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Thanks to the spread of Buddhism in Japan, there are certain mantras that are well known, and their meanings are well known, too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namu_My%C5%8Dh%C5%8D_Renge_Ky%C5%8D 南無妙法蓮華経 Na Mu Myou Hou Renge Kyou (maybe something like "namo [praise be to the] cosmically resonant natural law of the lotus .. sutra) wikipedia has "Devotion ...


This will be closed anyway, but I will take a chance to answer. The white bride's dress is called 白無垢, which symbolizes both death (for the previous family) and the purity and innocence of a girl who gets married. She is supposed to come into new family pure and clean. The dress is used at the ceremony in the Shinto shrine, after which traditionally the ...

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