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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby allblacks » Sun May 31, 2009 10:37 am

Um take this argy bargy to PM?
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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby sampler » Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:11 pm

http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/e9/news/japanese-man-marries-virtual-girlfriend-d439e9.html

A Japanese gamer has taken the highly unusual step of ‘marrying’ his videogame sweetheart, in what must have been a very bizarre ceremony recently.

The gamer, known only as Sal9000, is a big fan of the Nintendo DS romance ‘em up, ‘Love Plus’, in which players attempt to woo their digital paramours with flowers, lavish dates and such. The behaviour of these in-game girlfriends then changes dependent on how they’re treated. Ah, so true!

Ahem, anyway, Sal9000’s pretend romance came to a frankly worrying conclusion when he eventually plighted his troth to his silicon ladyfriend – a modest lass named ‘Nene Anegasaki’ – during a ceremony overseen by an actual priest and witnessed by dozens of onlookers at a recent technology festival in Tokyo.
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Unread postby In The Know » Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:00 pm

sampler wrote:ceremony overseen by an actual priest and witnessed by dozens of onlookers at a recent technology festival in Tokyo.


The 'priest' is a whore. How could he, with any shred of dignity or seriousness, perform this ceremony? Money. Both this "king of the otaku" and the priest need professional counseling. One also wonders about the state of mind of the dozens of people who took the time to attend this bizarre event.
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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby sampler » Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:23 pm

Here is the 'Actual Priest'

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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby Tall Tall Tree » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:51 am

Of what religion?
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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby sampler » Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:36 am

Tall Tall Tree wrote:Of what religion?


Well, they were singing 'What a Friend We Have in Jesus' but draw your own conclusion....
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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby MonkeyMagic » Wed May 19, 2010 2:56 pm

I-Fairy robot leads events at Tokyo wedding
The nuptials at this ceremony were led by I-Fairy, a 1.5-meter-tall seated robot with flashing eyes and plastic pigtails. Sunday's wedding was the first time a marriage had been led by a robot, according to its Tokyo-based manufacturer, Kokoro Co. "Please lift the bride's veil," the robot said in a tinny voice, waving its arms in the air as the newlyweds kissed in front of about 50 guests.


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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby Tall Tall Tree » Wed May 19, 2010 3:57 pm

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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby MonkeyMagic » Wed May 19, 2010 11:58 pm

Tall Tall Tree wrote:Reverend Preacherbot?


From that link:

Reverend Preacherbot, voiced by Phil LaMarr, is a preacher at the Temple of Robotology. He presides over weddings and funerals of robots and humans. His speech patterns, accent, and mannerisms are modeled on those of stereotypical African-American Evangelical preachers.
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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby Shawn » Thu May 20, 2010 12:04 am

MonkeyMagic wrote:I-Fairy robot leads events at Tokyo wedding
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/ ... 518a4.html

"Stupid" isn't strong enough a word to describe this depravity. The only thing missing from this story is having the wedding at Disneyland.
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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby Lamarr » Thu May 20, 2010 12:40 am

I think we're going to see more and more of this over the next few years. It's Japan's way of addressing the declining birthrate without having to increase immigration too much. I wonder how long it'll be before we see robot ALTs and eikaiwa teachers (if we haven't already :mrgreen: )?
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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby Edogaijin » Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:08 pm

Going to have a crack at this... got an offer. http://www.pastorsinjapan.com/
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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby yoshifumi tanaka » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:27 pm

So, I just started doing the Wedding thing. Does anyone know where to get a cheap robe, either in Japan or overseas. I'm borrowing one now, but kinda need my own.
I've looked online, but they seem a bit pricey.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby sampler » Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:04 pm

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Sorry, don't know, but I found this at 56% off... could it be adapted?

http://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/acomes/31701.html
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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby yoshifumi tanaka » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:23 pm

sampler wrote:Image

Sorry, don't know, but I found this at 56% off... could it be adapted?

http://store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/acomes/31701.html



thanks for looking, it's proably too low quality though, the real robes are pretty nice.

Thanks anyway
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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby Tall Tall Tree » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:16 pm

Do you have an employer or dispatch agency of some sort for finding gigs? Or perhaps you already know another foreigner doing the gig? Surely these folks would be able to help you find vestments.
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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby yoshifumi tanaka » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:36 pm

Tall Tall Tree wrote:Do you have an employer or dispatch agency of some sort for finding gigs? Or perhaps you already know another foreigner doing the gig? Surely these folks would be able to help you find vestments.


Well, I was kinda hooked up by a friend, but I think the big companies do provide robes, and alot of wedding halls have their own robe. But in my case Im kinda getting some work given to me, the robe available is midget size and kinda need my own. There are places on the net, but robes are pretty pricey.
I thought the LetsJapan readers might have the inside scoop on a cheap place in Japan or online that sold them.
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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby Edogaijin » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:35 pm

There are some on eBay.

I'm going to use the company's one for the first two months then get my own.

Be careful what color you get...and make sure it has a stole....

Gold/Yellow with White for Holy Days, Christmas and Easter.
Red for Pentecost - blood of martrys - Maundy Thursday and Palm Sunday
Black - used on Good Friday and Holy Saturday (black used to be used for funerals)
Pink/Rose - 3rd or 4th Sunday in Advent
Violet/Purple - symbolize pain, suffering, penance - Season of Lent.
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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby stone » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:07 am

Edogaijin wrote:There are some on eBay.

I'm going to use the companies one for the first two months then get my own.

Be careful what color you get...and make sure it has a stole....

Gold/Yellow with White for Holy Days, Christmas and Easter.
Red for Pentecost - blood of martrys - Maundy Thursday and Palm Sunday
Black - used on Good Friday and Holy Saturday (black used to be used for funerals)
Pink/Rose - 3rd or 4th Sunday in Advent
Violet/Purple - symbolize pain, suffering, penance - Season of Lent.


So, which color for presiding over weddings?

My guess is purple... "... symbolize pain, suffering, penance ..."
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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby Edogaijin » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:41 pm

Gave my first one last week.
All went well except the pen breaking when I was signing the certificate... :eyes:
They asked me to come back for more so looks like I did a good job. Much easier than I had anticipated. Rehearsing by myself a lot paid off...
Amen.

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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby stone » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:55 pm

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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby yoshifumi tanaka » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:17 pm

bit of a late update, but if anyone is looking for a robe this place does em for around ¥20,000, tailor made, cheaper than most.
http://www.robes.com/
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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby sirwanksalot » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:49 pm

stone wrote:Real preachers go gangsta ...

The Word of the Lord ... IN YO FACE!!!

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Re: Wedding Celebrants

Unread postby Edogaijin » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:18 am

Doing my 200th this Friday!
Have had a great time so far.

Found a new forum for priests in Japan---> http://www.pastorsinjapan.com/
Looks like it may be fun...not much there now though.
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