Tuesday morning I sent a special tweet, with a "subliminal" message in it:

So much subliminal that almost no one noticed it... ah!

Tuesday was a beautiful morning and Sayoko and I got married!

We woke up early, walked to the city hall of Hodogaya Ku,

hodogaya ku

took a ticket with a number and waited for our turn.

hodogaya ku

Then the city officer checked the documents we collected from France and Tottori (now you know why those articles about Tottori:)

daisen tottori

(Around Daisen in Tottori. Osusume desu!)

After about 30mn, it was done! We were officially married. Then I took a train

Shonan Shinjuku Line

and went to work as usual.

Samurai Factory


Ok, I can see your face. Now you think : this is the worst wedding ever. Isn't it?

Actually there was an Episode 0 to this story (it is a Star Wars Wedding Story). When we decided to get married, we went to the local shrine (Shinto) and exchanged our vows. It was our own personal wedding!


This "Episode 1" made it official for the Japanese law. And the Episode 2 aka the "Family Ceremony" will take place later in the year. It will be much more interesting from a photographic point of view but you will have to wait October...

PS :
* Since we got married I was wondering why this date, February 17, sounded already familiar to me. I was thinking of someone's birthday but no : it was just the day of the Tokyo Marathon last year!

* Sorry, no pictures of us. Anyway I know you just want to see Sayoko but not this time...maybe in October. We will look like this :)


(Photo by Corin39)

Posted on : by Wedding in Japan - Episode 1

Tags : Wedding Japan Life

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By Lolo At 2009-02-20 01:38:32
from Paris ,At work doing nothing

J'avais bien noté quelque chose de louche hier sur Twitter (je glande en ce moment au boulot, ceci expliquant ma visite) ... et là  stupéfaction !!
Les félicitations d'usage s'imposent :
Toutes mes félicitations
Cela avait l'air si romantique
Et toutes sortes de choses ...

Bye, à  bientot !

By Christophe Sautot At 2009-02-20 18:28:04
from Tokyo ,Web Developer

Wow!! Congratulations! Enjoyed the write up of your day, too :-)

By rosy, lolo's wife At 2009-02-20 21:03:42
from at her parents with her daughters ,on the couch, surfing the web

Good job Mr - and Mrs - Sadou!!
Je me joins à  Laurent pour vous souhaiter tous mes voeux de bonheur!
J'espà¨re que nous pourrons bientot rencontrer la jeune mariée.
Is a trip to old France on your wedding list?

A quelle adresse (mail et postale) pouvons-nous vous envoyer des photos de notre progéniture qui pousse, qui pousse...

Je vous embrasse.


By Hao At 2009-02-24 22:39:35

So much subliminal that almost no one noticed it... ah!

Well, I did! ^^

àŠà‚à§à¨à†à”à–à„à¾à™ï½žfor you and Sayoko! Hope you keep on blogging about it and don't forget the pictures of the wedding ceremony ^^!

By Jérome At 2009-02-24 22:59:48
from Shibuya ,coding

Thanx everyone, and yes Hao, your were 50% of the "almost" part! ;)

By Adrian At 2009-02-28 03:48:07
from Setagaya-ku, Tōkyō-to ,Engineering Manager

Congratulations on your Ward Office marriage registration.

That's what me and my spouse did 10 years ago. Our trip was a little more dramatic.

Nevertheless, we're still happily married.

By Jérome At 2009-02-28 15:32:24
from Kamaya Cho ,Having breakie

Hey! thank you Adrian for stopping-by, and nice to hear!

[I just realized that my avatar system is broken. I should comment more on my own blog...sorry everybody]

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