Monday, January 14, 2013

A Coming-of-Age Day 2013

Today is "Seijin-Shiki" throughout Japan,as you know.
This is the scene of the ceremony (feast) of coming-of age celebration.
These new adults are opening sake barrels by breaking lids with wooden hammers.
This is called "Kagami-nuki".
In this year,1,220,000 people became new adults in Japan.
I wish you all happiness!


  1. Wow, so many colourful furisode. I feel the men should wear a traditional kimono too on this day :)

  2. @Walter,
    Thank you,Walter:)
    Yes,I think so,too.
    Traditional kimono is the mainstream for men on this day,but recently some people wear suit like this photo.
    I think it's the current trend in Japan.

  3. Wow, this is a big number, Kumiko! Very nice photos you have here. This is a great celebration.

    I'm reading your blog in Hong Kong right now:) I saw many things here which made me to think of you: "Kumiko would like this", and I made a photo! I will be back home after 3 days, and towards the end of the month I'll start to write about this travel.

  4. @Traveling Hawk,
    Thank you,Traveling Hawk!
    Thank you for your comment from Hong Kong!
    Your stay in Hong Kong must be wonderful,I really envy you.
    Cause I've never been to Hong Kong.
    Yeah,I look forward to seeing your blog!
    A safe journey to you,and enjoy your stay to the full!