Japan celebrates Coming of Age Day – in pictures

Japan’s Coming of Age Day (Seijin-shiki) is a national holiday held in January to recognise young people who have been officially recognised as adults after turning 20. Many wear formal attire, traditional Japanese clothing or suits and ties to ceremonies and celebrations. Many young women wear traditional furisode kimonos, which have long sleeves and are worn by unmarried women, while young men may wear hakama, a style of traditional pleated trousers

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