Today is Seijin no Hi, Coming of Age Day here in Japan. Seijin-no-Hi is a national holiday held on the second Monday of January to celebrate, and congratulate those reaching the age of 20 years old between April 2nd of last year, and April 1st of this year. Ceremonies were held this past weekend at local and prefectural offices, and young people all over Japan dressed up to celebrate. Many women celebrated by wearing furisode, a style of kimono with long sleeves traditionally meant for unmarried women, while traditional dress for men involves a men's style kimono with hakama. Many men also wore western style suits.
Kimonos are not as common in Japan these days, so it's always a treat to see people wearing them.
I try to get photos each year for Seijin-no-Hi. This year I went to Naha where things get a little crazy sometimes compared to other parts of Okinawa. The young men were more flamboyant, and some were trying their best to upset the local police who had shown up in force, as they do each year to keep the peace.
Here's a short video from the intersection at Kokusai street in Naha shot with my iPhone 6 Plus.
And then there was this guy who thought it would be a good idea to remove his pants. :)
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