Coming of age day

So today the trains will be filled with young people wearing their kimonos and celebrating their 20th year of life. It is coming of age day here in Japan.

There’s pretty much only five times that you will see most Japanese wear kimono. Three of them are when they are three, five and seven years old, that is when they celebrate their ages when they are young and their parents take them to the shrine.

Once is when they get married and the other is today. Seijinski it is called. Most of the girls will wear brightly colored kimono celebrating their young age.

They are now of legal drinking age. They are now young adults. A new generation of young men and women celebrating their lives.

Richard Hawkins

Author: Spirits of Japan

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