Monday, January 11, 2010

Coming of age ceremonies (成人式 seijin-shiki)



Coming of Age Day, many women and men who will be 20 years old this year attend a special ceremony all over the country their home village and celebrate with their same age friends. All of wearing traditional and colourful costume and present the "Seijin Shiki" ceremony.Second week of the Monday in January is a day of 20 years old ceremony. A person who is 20 years old is an adult legally in Japan attend this day ceremony. Local media report according to the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry, about 1.27 million people turned 20 years old in 2009 and new adults number les than 1.3 million.

Every city organizes this ceremony for the people who live in the city and celebrates them. Mayor or some people usually give a speech for them in the ceremony. After the ceremony, the young adults often celebrate in groups by going to parties or going out drinking.















2 comments:

Anonymous said...

i appear in picture (^^)
i talked with photographer who had taken me in the ceremony
if he remenber me,im so happy!
and thank him for took some picture!!

BUDDHIKA WEERASINGHE said...

yes, i remember you and thank seen my pictures