Young Japanese woman celebrates national coming of age day in style
To celebrate her entry into adulthood on Japan's national Coming of Age Day, a young woman in Japan this year wore an outfit unlike any in older generations have ever seen in the past.
Japan has a national holiday on January 15 called Seijin no Hi, or Coming of Age Day, which is dedicated to all those who reach the age of 20, which signifies an official entry into adulthood. That is the age where you're officially an adult in Japan, the age when you can legally smoke and drink, even though these laws are not strictly enforced. But turning 20 is a big deal in Japan. Some young men wear hakama, which is a type of kimono, but most men these days dress up in Western suits. Women, on the other hand, still opt for the traditional furisode, another type of kimono, to celebrate this special day, but tradition, as you can see in the photos below, is becoming a thing of the past.
It's 2015, and young Japanese adults (represented by the miniskirt kimono-wearing women below) are celebrating their coming of age in style.
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