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What is the Yuinou?

The yuinou (Betrothal presents) is a ceremony of the match of both houses where the marriage is decided.
The Nakoudo (go-between) is a mianing of person who contract a marriage of both houses.
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What is the Yuinou'?
betrothal presents goods {Kanto type]
  betrothal presents goods {Kansai type]
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what is the Yuinou?

The yuinou (Betrothal presents) is a ceremony of the match of both houses where the marriage is decided.
The Nakoudo (go-between) is a mianing of person who contract a marriage of both houses.

(1)The betrothal presents goods are different according to the provinces.

In originally, betrothal presents is a ceremony that passes cost and the present for the preparation of marriage.

There is regulations also in the prologue (the words of congratulation) of that day of betrothal presents.
We introduce typical betrothal presents goods as follows.
[A] Kanto type.
What is Kanto?
The Kanto region is one of the regional categories in Japan, located in eastern part of Honshu. Although there is no clear legal definition for that range, it generally refers to 6 prefectures in Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture and is called the Kanto region.

There are some differences between the method of Kanto and Kansai. The following is the Kanto method.
1) Mokuroku
The mokuroku is a kind of the list or the catalog.
In it, the name of the following goods is itemized.
2) Noshi.
The noshi is a thin strip of dried abalone wrapped in folded red and white paper.
Orginally, the dried abalone was used. It was used at happy ocasions because it was valuables.
3) Betrothal money.
In amount of the betrothal gift money, most popular answer is one million yen.
4) Dried bonito.
It is said that powerful of tha man was imaged.
5) A dried cuttlefish.
There is a meaning of praying for long happiness.
6) Seaweed.
This is a symbol to pray to be born a lot of childresn and grandchild.
7) Bunch of white hemp yarn.
It means that to live happily together until getting gray hair.
8) Fan.
The fan has the shape that extends gradually.
It means the fortune of two people improves gradually.
9) foods and drink fee.
It is an eating and drinking fee at this ceremony.
[B] Kansai type.
What is Kansai?
The Kansai region is one of the regional categories in Japan, located in western part of Honshu, and an area centered on Kyoto, Osaka and Hyogo. In currently, Although there is no clear legal definition for that range, it generally refers to 6 prefectures in Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Shiga, Nara, Wakayama Prefecture and is called the Kansai region.

There are some differences between the method of Kanto and Kansai. The following is the Kansai method.
1) Noshi.
The noshi is a thin strip of dried abalone wrapped in folded red and white paper.
2) Fan.
3) Betrothal money.
4) An engagement ring
5) Doll of elderly married couple who brings luck.
6) A dried cuttlefish.
7) Seaweed.
8) A dried cuttlefish.
9) foods and drink fee.