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Coming of Age Day

In Japanese Holidays on January 19, 2010 at 8:16 am

Coming of Age Day was a few weeks ago and I really didn’t have anything to write about.  I mean, I’ve never been to a coming of age ceremony.  I’ve heard about what goes on there, but I’m not really an authority on the subject, nor did I have any insightful commentary on the phenomenon.

But I do love when this holiday comes around for one reason.  All the girls who turn 20 that year get all decked out in really [expensive] beautiful kimonos and get their hair and make up done especially for the day. It’s a great day for people watching.

In the spirit of enjoying the sight of a beautiful woman on the street looking her best, I simply offer a small gallery of photos of girls from this year.  For those who live overseas, and those who don’t, I hope you enjoy.

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VOCAB

成人
せいじん
seijin

coming of age, mature, to be an adult

成人式
せいじんしき
seijin-shiki

coming of age ceremony

着物
きもの
kimono

kimono, traditional japanese clothes.
(the kanji is great!  it just means “stuff you wear” or “thing for wearing”)

awwwwwwww yeah!
mαrky( -_-)凸

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