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“Free for extra outfit and location” by Bridal Photo Works

[Date: 10/05/2018]

Hakama for young couple
The 2nd summer promotion is offered and announced by Bridal Photo Works (Kyoto and Shiga branch). It is our first time ever that we provide HAKAMA (袴) for bride. If you join a package of Bridal Photo Works, not only groom but also bride will have extra HAKAMA for shooting.
 
HAKAMA is not much known by foreign people, but it has been known as traditional yet formal trousers in Japan since long time ago. In ancient times it was used as Samurai’s trousers and so on, and is used as formal attire at official scene and uniform or work wear at some occupation recently. In addition, many female students wear it at graduation ceremony of university and colleges, also waitresses wear it at authentic Japanese restaurant.
 
So, this time, the crew decided to offer “casual looking formal attire” for your photo shooting. Apart from locations that you select in package, we will add another location that you can walk around wearing a HAKAMA! No price change and no additional charge for extra location and extra attire.
 
This promotion is available at Kyoto branch and Shiga branch. Both Kyoto and Shiga are quite tasteful location, must suit the scene you wear HAKAMA. It’s available for those couples select shooting date in July to September 2018.
 
Japanese traditional wedding
 
Would you like to prepare your pre wedding in summer with beautiful fresh green leaves??
We are looking forward to hearing from you.
 
package of Kyoto
 
package of Shiga
 

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Get extra KIMONO for free

[Date: 09/05/2018]

kyoto kojitsu
 
In this year, we had headache due to sakura (cherry blossom) has come much earlier than average year. But thanks to professional photographers, we are now getting nice photos from the crews and thankful message from our precious customers.
 
It’s been just a couple of weeks since sakura season is gone, we are becoming happy with happy news coming. First promotional news is “Extra 1 KIMONO campaign” offered by Kyoto Kojitsu Photography which was selected by many couples last year too.
 
June promotion
 
Those couples who take photo shooting in June, they offer free extra 1 KIMONO for bride. You can pick from either choices of Iro-uchikake (色打掛) or Siromuku (白無垢). No matter which package you choose, the crew serves shooting in at least 2 locations. So you will be able to different KIMONO for each location. Of course no extra fee will be charged for it.
 
Compared to crowded March and April, tourists will be much less in June. So shooting goes very smooth, and photos must make you satisfied.
 
Please fill up the following form and send it now if you want to get this privilege!! We are looking forward to your contact. Thank you so much.
 
kimono gallery
 

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Sakura coming soon

[Date: 03/02/2018]

Don't miss the most beautiful season in Japan
It’s been a month since 2018 starts and still very cold in Hong Kong and Japan. How are you doing lately?
 
Every February and March, we had unfortunately needed to reject customer’s order due to full reservation. As you know, since pre wedding / post wedding photo shooting in cherry blossom season is the most popular with not only foreign couples but also Japanese couples, many photography crews get fully reserved. Some of them are already reserved 90% of whole availability by the end of 2017, and it’s quite difficult for them to accept new orders.
 
We also feel sorry to reject your order of photo shooting due to late decision and no choice. We already got a lot of contract for this period but still can offer packages. We are showing current booking situation here. Kindly refer it, consider well and decide as soon as you can.
 
Sakura calendar
Ema Mino has been working with many Japanese photography crews and offer various package for you. There is no choice if they are completely sold out, but it is possible for us to suggest suitable crews and locations. Please share us your idea and let us offer the most suitable package for you.
 
We normally do never push you for early decision. However it’s different situation now. If you are seriously thinking of order for this season, we highly recommend you to make your decision now.
 
Sakura will never wait for you.
 

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What a cute temple! Pre wedding at 正寿院 (Limited offer)

[Date: 09/09/2017]

Have photo shooting at this cute temple in Kyoto
There is no other place like this. “正寿院 (Shojuin)” attracts many people’s attention as the place that looks great on Instagram. Heart shape is actually one of the symbols called “猪目 INOME (warthog’s eye)”, had been marked on roof and pillar of shrine and temple for long time. It’s named because it looked like warthog’s eye and believed as talisman. We haven’t seen such cute yet meaningful windows.
 
And now we start to sell a package that we take photo at this fantastic temple. Photos are taken not only indoor but also outdoor in the facility. So you will be able to enjoy shooting while you take a walk. This package is served for 1 couple in a day and the couple needs to arrive at salon by 7:30 am.
 
cutest temple ever in Kyoto
 
Pre wedding at cute temple in Kyoto
free gift for all customer
 
It’s a quite unique photo shooting package and we want many couples to choose and enjoy this package. But it’s a limited offered and we already got lots of orders so far and there are many days that we can serve it. So if you have interest, contact us as soon as possible.
 
Those who choose shooting package, will get cute ring made by MIZUHIKI (good luck string) and our optional kimono fabric album! We are looking forward to hearing from you.
 
(*Other privileges are not enjoyable with this package)
 

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Basic information of Kyoto

About Kyoto
Kyoto city is the former Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, has lots of historical temples. Kyoto is next to Osaka and Hyogo prefecture. These three cities are called “三都 three capitals”, and very popular for foreign tourists. Compared to Osaka and Kobe cities Kyoto is not very modern city, but no city in Japan offers traditional scene and atmosphere like Kyoto. Luckily Kyoto is removed from the list of target cities for the atomic bomb in world war II, so lots of historical temples, shrines and other structures still survive today in the city.
Weather of Kyoto
The average temperature: 15.9 °C
The average annual rainfall: 1,491.3 mm
The highest temperature: 33.3°C (August)
The Lowest temperature: 1.2°C (January)
*Investigation: 1981 – 2010
Weather of Kyoto
Rainy season of Kyoto
Rainy season in Kyoto prefecture starts on 6th – 10th June and end on 18th – 23rd July. After rainy season, temperature get higher and humidity is also still very high due to basin terrain. This hot weather make leaves on three colour fresh green and it makes us feel a bit cooler. Normally it rains more in September than August, it seldom rain hard in maple leaf season (October and November).
Rainy season of Kyoto
Population of Kyoto
The population of Kyoto prefecture is around 2,607,000 as of June 2016 (13th highest population density). 1,500,000 people in all population lives in Kyoto city.
Geography of Kyoto
To the south, it faces Osaka and Nara Prefectures and it faces Hyōgo Prefecture to the west. Kyoto is known that one of the three main cites (三都) in Kansai area with Kobe and Osaka.
Total area of Kyoto prefecture is around 4,613 km2
Area rank: 13th / all 47 prefectures in Japan.
Popular local food of Kyoto
Kyoto’s traditional dishes are called “Kyo-Ryori 京料理”, looks like set menu that has many kinds of dishes served by many small bowls. Mostly all dishes are cooked with local organic ingredients. Especially tofu hotpot, Japanese pickles and grilled fish are their regular menu and all those are decorated by chef such as work of art. Not only tasting but also seeing dishes is one of our pleasure.

kyoto local foods
Transportation of Kyoto
●JR West ●Kintetsu Kyoto line ●Hankyu Kyoto line ●Keihan Electric Railway
●Kyoto city subway ●Kyoto kotsu ●Keifuku Electric Railway ●Eizan railway

IF you move around in Kyoto city, we highly recommend you to buy one day bus card (Adult: 500 Yen , Child: 250 Yen). In front of JR Kyoto station, there is bus information centre and they sell 1day pass ticket for one day and you can get bus map that shown all bus numbers, destinations, locations of bus stop and so on. It’s fixed fare (Adult: 500 Yen , Child: 250 Yen), and you can take buses as many times as you need. On the first ride of a day, when you put your card into machine it mark the date on the back of your card and from 2nd time you ride, you just need show the driver the date printed. It’s very convenient.

(Kansai international airport to Kyoto)
>Airport Limousine bus (Adult: 2,550 Yen, Child: 1,280 yen | Round trip: 4,180 Yen)
*Time schedule: http://www.okkbus.co.jp/en/timetable/kix/t_kyt.html

(Osaka station to Kyoto station)
>JR Kyoto Line (Shin-kaisoku / 29 mins / 560 Yen)

(Sannomiya station (Kobe) to Kyoto station)
>JR Kobe Line (Shin-kaisoku / 51 mins / 1,080 Yen)
Recommendation of sightseeing spots in Kyoto
Arashiyama (嵐山), Kiyomizu temple (清水寺), Amano hasidate (天橋立),
Fushimi Inari Shirine (伏見稲荷大社)
Number of travelers from Hong Kong who stayed at Kyoto
(2014) 111,400 people
(2015) 193,230 people (+ 73%)
Major events and festivals of Kyoto
●Gion festival (at Yasaka shrine in July)
●Aoi festival (at Kamigamo shrine and Shimogamo Shrine at middle of May)
●Jidai festival (at Kyoto gosho, Heian shrine on 22nd October)
and much more.
Celebrities from Kyoto
Kumi Kouda, Emi Suzuki, Masakazu Tamura, Tetsuji Tamayama, Kimiko Date, Shinsuke Shimada, Daisuke Matsui, Katsuya Nomura, Aya Sugimoto, Kazumi Saito, Misono, Chihara brothers, Daisuke Miyagawa
Professional sport teams of Kyoto
●Football
>Kyoto Sanga FC >Amitie Sports Club
●Basketball
>Kyoto Hannaryz
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Nokonoshima special Package! Must see now!

[Date: 01/09/2017]

Garden wedding ceremony in Nokonoshima island
First legal wedding in Fukuoka is handled by Ema Mino and SAKI WEDDING in 2015. Since that day SAKI WEDDING has been served many couples so far, and now open shop in Nokonoshima Island (能古島) and offers great packages. There are two packages for pre wedding and garden ceremony, which include short video movie!
 
Nokonoshima, the island filled with seasonable flowers is good location with access from Middle of Fukuoka city. Please check flower’s information (at the bottom of this news) and choose best season!
 
Have great ceremony in the flower scenery

Entrance fee Included
Pastor Will be arranged
Organist Will be arranged
Venue decoration Will be arranged
Make-up Included
Hair styling (for bride) Included
Transportation Included
Photography Ceremony scene and more scenes
200 photo soft copies are guaranteed in total
Video Will be edited to length of time that you want! (up to 5 mins)
Photo album 10" x 14" (20 pages)
*Outfits are not included
*Price is as of 1 September 2017

Have pre wedding in the flower scenery
Entrance fee Included
Make-up Included
Hair styling (for bride) Included
Transportation Included
Photography Ceremony scene and more scenes
200 photo soft copies are guaranteed in total
Video Will be edited to length of time that you want! (up to 5 mins)
Photo album 10" x 14" (20 pages)
*Outfits are not included
*Price is as of 1 September 2017
 
check which flower you will see there
 
You will see “Japanese Suisen (Narcissus) & Sazanka” in January and February, “Ume (plum)” in February, “Nanohana (Oilseed)” in March and April, “Livingstone daisy” in March-May, “Sakura (Cherry blossom) & Tsutsuji in April, “Marigold” in June and July, “Ajisai” in June, “Himawari (Sunflower)” in July and August, and “Cosmos” in October and November. And after season of cosmos ends, we do not see much flowers until next year.
 
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Basic information of Fukuoka

About Fukuoka
The biggest prefecture in Kyushu “Fukuoka”, has 28 cities, 30 towns and 2 villages. Because of historical reason, Fukuoka prefecture is divided in 4 area “Kitakyushu(北九州)”, “Fukuoka(福岡)”, “Chikugo(筑後)” and “Chikuho(筑豊)”. These years, many tourists have come to Fukuoka. Ferry travel to Fukuoka from Pusan port in Korea and more and more flights touch down to Fukuoka from many cities of Asia, so numbers of visitors to Fukuoka is getting much more recently. Most of tourists enjoy local foods such as fresh sashimi, sushi, pork cutlet, ramen and motsu hotpot.
Weather of Fukuoka
The average temperature: 17.0°C
The average annual rainfall: 1,612.3mm
The highest temperature: 32.1°C (August)
The Lowest temperature: 3.5°C (January)
*Investigation: 1981 – 2010
Weather of Fukuoka
Rainy season of Fukuoka
Rainy season in Fukuoka starts on 2nd – 5th June and end on 20th – 25th July.
Rainy season of Fukuoka
Population of Fukuoka
The population of Fukuoka prefecture that has two government ordinance designated cities “Fukuoka city” and “Kitakyushu city” is around 5,088,000 as of June 2013.
Geography of Fukuoka
The area of Fukuoka prefecture is around 4,971 km2
Area rank: 29th of All 47 prefectures in Japan
Popular local food of Fukuoka
There are many old people who think Udon is the most famous local foods in Fukuoka, but nowadays lots of tourists have been coming to Fukuoka to have ramen, sushi and fresh seafood. Fukuoka prefecture faces the sea much fresh seafood landed from such as Genkai-nada sea and Tsushima area. There are many good restaurants provides fantastic dishes cooked with local seafood.
If you have enough time, we suggest you to try Mizutaki hotpot (水炊き鍋). It’s also one of very famous yet popular food in Fukuoka.
  Popular local food of Fukuoka
Transportation of Fukuoka
●West Japan Railway Company (= JR Nishi Nihon)
>Sanyo Shinkansen >Hakata Minami Line
●JR Kyushu
>Kyushu Shinkansen, >Kogoshima Main Line >Nippou Main Line >Kyudai Main Line >Sasaguri Line >Hitahikosan Line >Kashii Line >Gotoji Line >Chikushi Line
●Fukuoka sabway
>Airport Line >Hakozaki Line >Nanakuma Line
●Kitakyushu Monorail
●Nishi Nippon Railroad
>Tenjin-Ohmuta Line >Dazaifu Line >Kaizuka Line >Nishitesu-Amagi Line
●Amagi Railway
●Heisei Chikuho Railway
Recommendation of sightseeing spots in Fukuoka
Nokonoshima Island (能古島), River boat Yanagawa city (柳川川下り), Dazaifu shrine (大宰府天満宮), Kawachi Fuji Garden (河内藤園)
Number of travelers from Hong Kong who stayed at Fukuoka
(2014) 124,060 people
(2015) 253,880 people (+ 104%)
Major events and festivals of Fukuoka
●Hakata Dontaku Festival (at Tenjin Fukuoka on 3rd-4th May)
●Hakata Gion Yamakasa (at Kushida shrine on July)
●Wasshoi Million summer festival (at Kitakyushu on August)
●Ohori fireworks festival (at Fukuoka city on 1st August)
●Chikugogawa fireworks festival (at Kurume city on 5th August)
●Kanmon fireworks festival (Kitakyushu city on 13th August)
●Reggae festival “Sunset” (at Itoshima city on September)
and much more.
Celebrities from Fukuoka
Ken Takakura, Ayumi Hamasaki, Tamori, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hitomi Kuroki, Ringo Shiina, YUI, Hiromi Go, Seiko Matsuda, Izumi Sakai (ZARD), Checkers, Tatsunori Hara, Youichi Masuzoe, Kiyoshi Hikawa, Takafumi Horie, Noriko Sakai, IKKO and so on.
Professional sport teams of Fukuoka
●Football
>Avispa Fukuoka(Fukuoka city) >Giravanz Kitakyushu (Kitakyushu city)
●Baseball
>Fukuoka Softbank Hawks
●Basketball
>Rizing Fukuoka (Fukuoka city)
●Rugby
>Coca-Cola Red Sperks (Fukuoka city) >Fukuoka Sanix Blues (Munakata city) >Kyuden Voltex
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Invitation card and big discount!

[Date: 31/07/2017]

you will get special offer
Get invitation card from us then you don’t have to queue for long.
 
88th Hong Kong Wedding fair will be held on 11-13 August 2017 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Ema Mino will be joining in collaboration with JAPAN LOCATION PHOTO and offering new packages at Booth No. G21-23.
 
For all our valuable customers and your continuous support, we would like to invite those who is planning to come to this wedding fair, pass invitation card to first 20 couples what press/pressed “LIKE” on our facebook fan page.
If you want to get invitation card, please fill up contact form with the following detail and send us!!
 
① Your account name of facebook
② Mobile number
③ The date and time that you would come to our office to pick up
(Mon-Friday: 10:00am-7:00pm, Sat: 10:00ap-3:00pm). *We are closed on 6th Sunday.
 
New packages for pre wedding and engagement shooting at not only main spots like Kyoto and Okinawa but also Hikone city Shiga, Kanazawa city Ishikawa and more will be offered for your choices in this fair. In addition, 10% discount will be given to all couples who officially order at our booth.
 
We are looking forward to seeing you all at our booth.
Send us this form in advance and get free invitation! We will answer you very shortly.
 

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HKD 500 off & extra photo book !!

[Date: 28/06/2017]

Take pre wedding in maple leaf season
It’s getting close to the end of June and summer season is coming shortly. But we guess there are lots of people planning to go to Japan in November and December for seeing maple leaf. Since many tourists go to Japan in this period as same as cherry blossom season, it will be very difficult to book flight and accommodation in popular destination such as Kyoto and Fukuoka. Moreover, each photography team is booked by Japanese customers for their pre wedding and any other kinds of photos, so dates that they can serve you are getting less and less if you order too late.
 
So now we are about to offer privilege [HKD 500 discount + 32 pages photo book] for all those give us an order from 1st July to 31st August for shooting in the period 10th November to 20th December. (*this privilege cannot be given with other privileges, special offer and promotional packages)
 

From now on, we are going to work with many new photography of Tokyo and more prefectures, and this promotion is available with those new packages as well. Autumn’s natural landscape with vivid red and yellow color ensures beautiful photos and unforgettable memory.
 
We are looking forward to hearing from you. Don’t miss this chance.
 
Hope you enjoy photo shooting in maple leaf landscape
 

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