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A Study of Ancient Japanese Marriage Customs-- Based on Signs of Marriageable Age

Qiyuan Wang


In the long history of human beings, marriage is an eternal topic. With the continuous changes of The Times, many marriage customs cultures have been formed in marriage, some of which have withstood the test of time and have been continuously inherited. Some marriage customs evolve with the development of society, or are replaced by new customs until they disappear. Since the birth of marriage customs, people need to be restricted and regulated by customs, so as to make human activities more reasonable and orderly, so that people are more self-disciplined to abide by the rules, so that nature and society are more harmonious. Custom is also a symbol of national identity, can play a role in strengthening the national spirit. As a primary part of marriage customs, marriageable sign is also a topic that cannot be ignored in life etiquette and custom. This study focuses on the signs of marriageable age in ancient Japanese marriage customs, expounds the signs of marriageable age, and summarizes the historical origin of the signs and ancient China. So we can understand the marriageable culture of ancient Japan more deeply.


Marriage customs; Nubile; Married; Ancient Japan; Ancient China

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v8i2.13041