式次第(英語版)

一、Sanshin
Ceremony of which bride and bridegroom enter in shrine.
   
一、Shyubastu(Purification Rite)
To begin the ceremony,this is done to purify the mind and body.
   
一、Saishyu-ichirei(Greeting rite)
To begin the ceremony,the Kami-sama are greeted.
   
一、Kensen(Rite of presentation of food to Kami-sama)
This is the rite in which Kami-sama are offered rice,sake and other foods.
   
一、Norito-sojyou(Reading of sacred words)
Bride and groom from this point on become spouses,they appeal to the Kami-sama,they give thanks to the Kami-sama and pray for a long,happy life together.
   
一、Sankon-no-gi(Exchanging of nuptial cups)
Together a large,middle-sized and small cup of sake is drank and the spouses then promise to love each other.
   
一、Seishi-sojyou(Reading vows)
The rite where the spouses face the Kami-sama and personally state their vows.
   
一、Yubiwakoukan-no-gi(Ring rite)
The bride and groom consecrate their vows by exchanging rings.
   
一、Tamagushi-houten(Tamagushi rite)
The bride and groom pray from the heart and place their feelings into the Tamagushi,offer it before the Kami-sama and worship.
   
一、Tamagushi-houten(Tamagushi rite)
The matchmaker or family representative prays for a long,happy life for the spouses and offering the Tamagushi worships before the Kami-sama.
   
一、Shinzoku Katame-no-sakazuki(Bond-tying rite)
The relatives of the bride and groom pour and exchange cups of sake before the Kami-sama tying the bonds of the relationships of friends and family.
   
一、Tessen(Rite of removal of offerings)
Rite in which the offerings given to the Kami-sama are removed.
   
一、Saishyu-ippai(Last Greeting)
Greeting the Kami-sama again,this marks the finishing of the ceremony.


※Note that the titles of the rites and their order might be slightly different.

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