National Holiday

Today was a national holiday, Coming of Age Day. Many people get a holiday from work to celebrate all young people who are turning 20. Many girls dress up in kimono and visit a shrine. Since I haven’t seen this we went to Meiji Shrine. Here are the photos:

The girl above was a westerner, maybe American, accompanied by a Japanese man and woman. Our thought was that she might be a student living with them or on a cultural exchange. It was so funny to see girls so traditionally dressed and still obsessed with their cell phones.

This entry was posted in News. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *