"I'll get married too ..." "To whom?" "By myself."

Toshihiko Shinzawa / Yumiko Imai



For adults, marriage is a rite of vow. Someday the time will also come when the vow is tested. But for young children longing for that ceremony blessed from everyone, a wedding ceremony means uniting with a favorite thing. So, they hold a ceremony freely, for example,  with a stuffed animal, a teacher, a visual dictionary. In addition, they also hold "a ceremony not to marry" splendidly. What unconstrained freedom. From a picture book "Let's Get Married."


"January 5  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi