Sunday 20th March 2016
In many ways the main event of this trip to Japan (and my last full day) - Kanako's wedding.
Japan March 2016
Outside the wedding venue - Jiyugakuen Myonichikan - a Frank Lloyd Wright designed building which was originally a school, near Ikebukuro in Tokyo.
Me and Erika outside the venue.
During the (thankfully short) ceremony.
The balloon release after the ceremony - some of them got caught in the trees here.
Erika, Chie and two of Chie's friends from her university days - Junchan and Hiromuchan.
The happy couple. I like how they're flanked by the venue staff hre, who look a bit like they're working for the secret service.
The venue had these rather smart plates with the window from the hall where the ceremony was held as a logo.
Close up on the logo.
Cutting the cake.
All the guests taking photos of the cake being cut.
As Kanako's new husband was a fireman, some of his colleagues performed a sort of skit at the end of the meal.
I didn't really understand what was going on but I got the impression it was quite funny.
A sort of alternative version of tossing the bouquet involving ribbons.
The three of us and Kanako.
Erika made a new friend at the wedding.
The two of them look really cute together in their pink and blue dresses.
The sign says keep off the grass.
Later on in the evening I rather ill advisedly went to this hipster American pizza place in Shibuya.