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Seijin-no-Hi: Japan’s Coming of Age Day Kimono Girl Montage Vid

Coming of Age Day in Japan is a day when gaggles of giggling girls hit the street in their gorgeous kimono with the long-sleeves known as furisode.

At age 20, Japanese youth official become adults and can vote, drive, and legally smoke and drink at long last.

The following is a pictorial montage of Seijin-no-Hi from 2006-2008 taken at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. The shrine holds an archery ritual which is pictured here known as Momote Shiki in honor of the new adults.

The music is by The Sushi Cabaret Club, a band based in Nagoya, Japan:
The Sushi Cabaret Club

For more info check my primary blog (also WordPress):
KKK: Kimono-Klad-Kuties: Japan’s Coming Of Age Day

Seijin-no-Hi 2008: Kimono Girls Dying Tradition?

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