Tomoharu and Miki Saito smash their wedding ring with a hammer to end their 13 years of marriage in their “divorce ceremony” in Tokyo on Sunday, a day before filing for divorce.

The couple decided to separate after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Hiroki Terai, a producer for such ceremonies said divorces have tripled after the natural disaster probably because it has forced people to rethink their priority in life.