Coming of Age Day

Coming of Age Day: How the Japanese Celebrate Becoming an Adult

Japanese people are only considered self-reliant once they reach the age of 20. This is considered the age of maturity in the country. It is also a sign of adulthood. This means that they are already capable of handling responsibilities on their own. And so, they can therefore be allowed to smoke, vote and drink…

Kimono and Yukata For Everybody

Kimono Women (seijin-no-hi kimono) jp.fotolia.com/ Men (Hakama) Kimono is a traditional Japanese full-length robe, it is worn the most during special occasions such as weddings and tea ceremonies. We can see a lot of people wearing kimono, for example, during ‘seijin-no-hi’ (Coming of Age Day), to celebrates and to congratulate those who have reached the…