A custom from the old days? "The Bride bows to her Mother-in-Law" Antique photo book illustration by I.K. Inha, 1900. Caption printed below picture: 'On arriving at the husband's house the wife has between her thumb and first finger a piece of copper money, which the master of ceremonies takes and throws away as a symbol of purchasing land for her. After she has entered the house, her mother-in-law meets her with bread, and leads her in, whereupon the bride kneels and bows to her'