Tuesday, January 10, 2017

coming of age

Woo-hoo young women in Tokyo celebrate a coming-of-age day.

  • The annual holiday marks teenagers turning 20 and so reaching official adulthood in the country
  •  It celebrated on the second Monday of the year in ceremonies across Japan - from the mountains to the coast
  • Young people attend ceremonies in local town halls and offices, with parties afterwards for family and friends
  • The age of 20 is significant in Japan because that's the age at which it becomes legal to drink, smoke and vote.


  1. Was helping out Colabo Japan last year in celebration of 50 years of Japanese~Singapore bilateral ties, it was essentially a Japanese safe haven where girls forced into prostitution would seek refuge from.