Hello, friends ; Thank you very much for your concern about my health.
My physical condition got ups and downs but I'm finally sure that only symptom I have left is runny nose p;)
In my post of "Two Brides", I pasted the link of "白無垢；shiromuku” to show the Japanese white wedding Kimono. And made me think the meaning of head cover type veil (tunokakushi. wataboushi) Japanese brides wear. And also the difference with them and the veil in the western country. I wish to use the pictures (Japanese version) which I think is ok to use from the advertisement sites.
According to the first site, I found 2 meanings of uncover the veil in western wedding; which is really fascinating for me who is unfamiliar with the custom.
First one; There was a popular belief that when a bridegroom uncovers the bridal veil, he takes her under his protection and since that very moment a girl becomes a married woman.
Second one; A husband-to-be was allowed to see the face of the wife-to-be only after the wedding event was held, and the face of the bride was covered under the long opaque veil from the bridegroom to avoid refusal from wedding if he accidentally sees the face of a bride.
*Here is the meanings of 2 Japanese veils from the second site.
I had tunokakushi (literally; horn-concealing) hair style, not knowing the meaning.
Wataboushi literally means "cotton hat" in Japanese.
I was happy to learn the idiom remembering the fascination I had when I watched the movie "The Nun's Story" by Audrey Hepburn.
So sorry for the long post today. It seemed as if rekindle the feeling of youth p;)