What is the day ‘Seijin no hi’?
In Japan, the second Monday of January is ‘Seijin no hi’ (Coming-of-age Day) and ‘Seijin-siki’ (ceremonies) are held in every city, town and village. People celebrate this day to welcome the young men and women, who have turned or will turn the age of 20 during the current year, as new members of society. In Japan, the people who have reached the age of twenty get the right to vote and also allowed to smoke and drink.
One of the symbol of Seijin-shiki is ‘Furisode’
Many of women who participate in this ceremony wear ‘Furisode’. Furisode is a dressy kimono with long, flowing sleeves and is worn by a young unmarried women on formal or festive occasions.
In here Nara, 14,143 young people turned new adults.
This year, our staff visited 23 venues of ‘Seijin-siki’ and take photographs around 3,500 new adults for our Nara local magazine ‘par-ple’
Our company focused on Nara’s new adults every year.
Although Nara rural area suffer from depopulateion, we would like to contribute development of Nara, by conveying smile, hope and voice of new generation.
- Seijin no hi