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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.




coming of age, mature, to be an adult


coming of age ceremony


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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