Coming of Age Ceremony

Japanese model’s revealing outfit prompts debate about appropriate Coming of Age Ceremony attire

Kimono and suits are the standard clothing choice for this annual event, but this model chose something much skimpier.

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Kitakyushu’s Seijinshiki Coming-of-Age Ceremony: Where new adults go wild with outlandish kimono

Japanese style usually errs on the conservative side, but not at this ceremony. 

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Kimono snowboarder captivates Internet with awesome Coming of Age Day video【Video】

Kyoto college student shows us how awesome furisode look on the ski slopes.

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Does everyone dress crazy at Japan’s craziest Coming of Age Day ceremony?【Photos】

Every year all eyes are on the flashiest fashions at Kitakyushu, but there’s another side to the story.

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Mt. Fuji schoolgirl photo models who charmed Japan years ago reunite to celebrate Coming of Age Day

Shizuoka road continues to be one of the most photogenic spots in all of Japan.

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Say hello to Japan’s new generation of adults, fresh from Kitakyushu’s 2023 seijinshiki ceremony

These new adults say sayonara to their youth with colourful hair and gangsta costumes.

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Say hello to Japan’s new generation of adults, fresh from Kitakyushu’s seijinshiki ceremony

Kimonos and gangsta flair to celebrate freedom and individuality before conforming to Japanese society. 

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We visit one of Japan’s top pompadour barbers, learn a secret about those Coming of Age Day photos

Our mild-mannered reporter gets hooked up with the king of bad-boy haircuts in Japan, the “regent.”

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Parents of bullied teenage girl who committed suicide commission portrait to “attend” Seijinshiki

Move sparked controversy among Japanese netizens. 

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Japan’s craziest Coming of Age Day is back with Kitakyushu Seijin no Hi 2021【Photos】

All of Japan has Coming of Age Ceremonies in January, but nowhere has them quite like Kitakyushu.

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Super-flashy kimono shop Miyabi tells us about the Coming of Age Day situation this year

Will COVID-19 dampen Japan’s most flamboyant celebration?

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Coming of Age Ceremonies in Tokyo changing form due to COVID-19 State of Emergency

As with everything in the age of coronavirus, things are a little different this year.

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Yokohama’s Coming of Age Ceremony ruined by “yankees” who fight, illegally scale walls, drink

But in spite of all that, Pikachu still made a guest appearance!

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Seijinshiki 2020: Kitakyushu’s Coming of Age Ceremony dazzles in the Year of the Rat【Photos】

Kitakyushu welcomes its first Coming of Age Ceremony of the Reiwa Era in its typical outrageous fashion(s).

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Three-way “yankee” street brawl breaks out following Coming-of-Age Ceremony in Japan【Video】

Kimono vs. suits vs. cops.

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