Coming of Age Day

Coming of Age Day Meiji Shrine

Yesterday was the coming of age day here in Japan, which celebrates young people reaching adulthood/the day of majority -20 years old. I visited the beautiful Meiji Shrine to catch a glimpse of the stunning traditional kimonos and ornate obi belts.

Meiji Shrine Japan

Coming of Age Day JapanObi belt.

Coming of Age Day Japan

Japanese Obi Belt

Coming of Age Day Japan

Along with the fur collars, kimonos and obi belts, elaborate hair pieces are worn.

Coming of Age Day Meiji Shrine Tokyo

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4 thoughts on “Coming of Age Day

  1. Beautiful costumes, and what lovely patterns and colours. Interesting to see a fur stole around one girl’s shoulders. Looks very like those we disdained wearing here a few decades ago. But perhaps they have now come back into fashion?

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