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Japanese bride in her tsunokakushi

Tsunokakushi (角隠し tsunokakushi) is a traditional Japanese wedding headwear.

Tsunokakushi is a rectangular piece of cloth, which covers the bridal high topknot called Bunkin Takashimada (文金高島田 bunkin takashimada), a kind of Mage (髷 mage), Japanese traditional topknot. It's often made of white silk.

This is traditionally worn to veil the bride's horns of jealousy, ego and selfishness. It also symbolizes the bride's resolve to become a gentle and obedient wife.[1][2]

See also

  • Bunkin Takashimada (ja 日本語)
  • Mage (ja 日本語)


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