The last 20 years old coming-of-age day celebration!
I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 25 countries. I’ve got the license of the certificate English guide in Japan for 8 years.
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It’s January 10th today, which is a national holiday called Seijin no Hi( coming-of-age day).
People who turn 20 years old go back to their hometowns to participate in ceremonies with their old friends.
Many women wear kimonos, so it is also a day when you can always see people in kimonos walking around Tokyo and all over Japan!
I went to the Meiji Shrine.
I saw many mothers and fathers taking pictures of their daughters who had celebrated their coming-of-age day.
Coming of age will change 20years to 18 years old from next year
From April 1 this year, the law will change and the legal age of adulthood will be 18 in Japan.
It seems that many municipalities are wondering what to do about the coming-of-age ceremony next year.
Officially, the coming-of-age ceremony will be for 18-year-olds from next year.
However, 18-year-olds are in high school and are busy preparing for exams for universities and getting jobs.
Therefore, some municipalities are planning to hold the ceremony as “20 years old day” for those who are 20 years old.
So, from next year, on the second Monday of January, we may see both 18-year-olds and 20-year-olds in kimono!
If you’re planning to visit Japan and want to see kimonos, the second Monday of January is the must !
You will get the many photo opportunities to take photos of kimono!!
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!