` Metcha

instagram:

Dressing up for Japan’s Coming of Age Day (成人の日)

To see more photos and videos of Coming of Age Day celebrations in Japan, browse the #成人の日, #成人式 and #ComingOfAgeDay hashtags.

On the second Monday of January, Japan’s Coming of Age Day (成人の日) takes place. The holiday congratulates and emboldens young men and women who turned the legal adult age of 20 during the previous year. On this day, the 20-year-old men and women will often have their portraits taken by professional photographers, attend ceremonies hosted by city or prefectural halls and gather for middle school and high school reunions.

The day is full of celebration events, many of which are attended in formal dress. This consists of fashionable suits or traditional Japanese menswear called hakama (袴) for men and gorgeously designed kimonos with long sleeves called furisode (振り袖) for women. The event is of particular importance for women and often requires going to beauty salons early in the morning to have hair and makeup styled as well as picking out the perfect furisode well in advance. Lately, girls will also have their manicures match the designs of their kimonos.

I literally just did a project on this o-O

January 14, 2014 - 4,071 notes
  1. antiquelaceartist reblogged this from instagram
  2. thebestworkofart reblogged this from capricious-soldes
  3. dragonbackkhaleesi reblogged this from instagram
  4. driarene reblogged this from rxbarbie
  5. rxbarbie reblogged this from instagram
  6. wildasthewindblows reblogged this from seoulbun
  7. diaday reblogged this from trollonasan
  8. violentpornography reblogged this from dirtydianav
  9. tehmish reblogged this from crankysuedestr0yer
  10. dailyreflekt reblogged this from instagram
  11. norrtherndownpour reblogged this from morimoss
  12. fabricatedaspect reblogged this from kwin-see
  13. kwin-see reblogged this from vanuvasayando
  14. myhipsterplanet reblogged this from instagram
  15. poissonsbizarres reblogged this from instagram
  16. em0tionallyslutty reblogged this from instagram
  17. tamimay reblogged this from kyyhky
  18. gomu-no-homo reblogged this from kyyhky
  19. gatopanda reblogged this from kyyhky
  20. kittyexokat reblogged this from noyozu
  21. noyozu reblogged this from chisanaai
  22. passingthroughstranger reblogged this from kyyhky
  23. lanoyalandfall reblogged this from chisanaai
  24. chisanaai reblogged this from stellar-knight
  25. stellar-knight reblogged this from kyyhky
  26. kyyhky reblogged this from fox-feet
  27. keifee reblogged this from ciserasure-moved