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Wednesday October 22nd 2014

Lucky Wedding & Gundam, Japan

The Main Event with Gundam
The Main Event with Gundam

Weddings can be both stressful and blissful days!

For many Japanese people, lowering the stress levels and increasing the chances of marital bliss is supposedly helped if you marry on a day that is lucky, rather than one that is unlucky.

Tokyo Bay Sheraton
A Wedding Venue at Tokyo Bay Sheraton Hotel

But how do you know what day is lucky and what day is unlucky?

Answer: There is a special calendar to help you work it out called the Rokuyo Calendar. This calendar no longer forms part of the official calendar system in Japan, but to keep tradition in check, most Japanese calendars mark the kanji symbols for lucky and unlucky days anyway.

Check out the small print to see if it is a lucky day
Check out the small print for luck

The lucky day is called Taian in Japanese, whilst the unlucky day is known as Butsumetsu.

Because the unlucky days mean less business for the wedding companies, many Japanese businesses associated with weddings offer a cheaper deal on that day. So if you are not superstitious and want to work within a budget – a Butsumetsu Deal could be the one for you.

Lucky, Unlucky and Combination
Lucky, Unlucky and Combination

To complicate the matters slightly – there are not only good and bad luck days but combination days when there is good luck in the morning and bad luck in the afternoon. It gets confusing!

So with the anime wedding of the year at the feet of Gundam on Tuesday night – I wondered whether the couple or company organising the event were superstitious? Was it a lucky or not a lucky Gundam wedding?

It appears that August 25th was a day when there was bad luck in the morning but good luck in the afternoon. So given that the wedding was an evening affair – looks like the story will be a good luck one!

Gundam is happy because Luck is in the Air!
Gundam is happy because Luck is in the Air!

Lucky Gundam!! Great photos shibuya246!
Try your luck at working out if you got married on a lucky or unlucky day!
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