Weddings

Share your day of joy with us

Have your wedding with us, here in Kyoto, in a beautiful setting, performed by a Zen priest, Rev. Takafumi Kawakami.

We believe all love is equal and are open to all types of couples.

If you think you might like to have your special day here at Shunkoin, send us a message & start a conversation with us.

Our ceremonies are spiritual unions, only.

Our wedding ceremony includes:

  1.  Chanting of the Heart Stutra (Parajinaparamita).
  2.  Vows lead by an officiant (priest).
  3.  Exchange of your own vows and rings.
  4.  Sake-sharing ritual (san san kudo).
  5.  Recitation of a special vow. (This is vow is written in Japanese and English in certificate-style and is signed by both partners.)
  6.  Proclamation of the marriage.

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