Animals For Rent!!! Japanese Hotel Renting Out Animals As Witness At Wedding [PHOTO]

Pic shows: The advertise on hotel Epinard Nasu's website.nnIt is a weird wedding craze that could only happen in Japan ¿ young couples are inviting Alpaca¿s as witnesses to their nuptials.nnThe big furry white animals can normally be found in zoos but a hotel is offering the services of a well behaved one ¿ along  with a trainer -  to walk down the aisle.nnIt probably would not be every bride¿s cup of tea in Britain but in the Far East it is taking off as a popular wedding addition.nnBizarrely, the  placid alpaca does not even hold any special place in Japanese society, it is not known as a symbol of peace and security in Japan¿s native Shinto or Buddhist religions.nnThe reason for its popularity is simply that it looks cute and children think they are adorable.nnThe animal is certainly proving a hit at the Hotel Epinard Nasu in the  Tochigi Prefecture.nnLuckily, the hotel has an unlimited supply of the creatures as it has a zoo next door and a trainer takes control of the animal for the walk down the aisle and during the wedding pictures.nnThe inclusion of the fluffy animal, which is washed and groomed before the nuptials, is being seen as a break away from the more formal, ritual heavy Shinto weddings.nn(ends)

The Epinard Nasu Hotel, in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture, offers a highly unconventional wedding service – newlyweds can rent a cute, fluffy alpaca from a nearby zoo to act as a witness to their wedding. Oddity Central reports:

No one really knows when the hotel started using alpacas to attract customers, or how they came up with the unique idea, but judging from the number of photos happy newlyweds have been posting on Japanese social media lately, it’s definitely becoming popular. It’s not that alpacas are good luck charms, nor are they part of some obscure Japanese ritual, they’re just cute and a sure way to make a wedding memorable.

The alpacas are escorted down the aisle by a professional trainer who makes sure they are on their best behavior during the wedding ceremony.

Still, somethings not even the most experienced trainers can prevent, so if you smell something funny during the proceedings, just ignore it. Usually they just stand there as the newlyweds exchange vows and declare their love for each other, kind of like human witnesses do.

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