According to the BBC, its become a lucrative earner for foreigners in Japan to work as fake weekend priests for Christian style weddings. Only 1% of the population of Japan describe themselves as Christians while 90% of weddings are in the Christian style.

Mark Kelly is originally from Lancashire in England. He has been living in Japan for six years and, at the weekend, he is a fake priest.

“I was living in Sapporo, studying Japanese, and I needed the money. It’s far better paid than teaching in a language school,” he said.

Sounds like easy money to me.

“There are Japanese priests, but most couples are trying to re-create a European wedding, so overwhelmingly ask for a foreign priest,” said Momo, who works at Morito Ishi Kyokai (forest and stone) chapel.

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