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CUSTOM

SOME JAPANESE COUPLES WHO MARRY ACCORDING TO THE ARRANGED
MARRIAGE CUSTOM DO NOT EVEN HOLD EACH OTHER'S HAND UNTIL THEIR
WEDDING DAY. THE TRADITIONAL EXPRESSION OF LOVE EXCHANGED BETWEEN
A YOUNG COUPLE IS THE HOLDING OF EACH OTHER'S HAND.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LIVES IN JAPAN (TOKYO). INFORMATION RECEIVED IN LETTER.

Where learned: JAPAN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Parental arrangement of marriage

Date learned: 07-20-1964

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