In Japan us an alpaca can act as the witness at your wedding. During the origins of this ritual are unknown, Hotel Epinard Nasu in Tochigi Prefecture is drawing attention by offering this curious service. The alpacas come from a neighboring zoo, and also made available for photos after the ceremonies.
In Japan Modern weddings can be quite formal, although this only became common at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. Previously, after the man simply took to regularly visiting the woman, a man and a woman would be “married”. Unusual weddings such as those featuring alpacas might be reactions to current, formal traditions.
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