Friday, January 6, 2012

Competition of Japanese art of archery!!

This can be an additional information of Coming of Age Day. On 15th January, at Sanju-Sangen-Do, from 9am, there is a competition of Japanese art of archery by people who are coming of age this year. About 2000 people from all over Japan come and aim at targets 60meter away. As you can see from the picture, they are really cool in colorful costume thinking only to hit a target.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Coming of Age Day is literally coming!!!!!

Coming of Age Day (成人の日) is a Japanese holiday annually on the second Monday of January. On this day, all those who have reached the age of 20 years old are celebrated that they have become adults. Festivities are taken place at local and prefectural offices. Traditionally, girls wear Kimono on the day and boys wear hakama(these days suits get more popular, though). If you see someone who looks happy in colorful costumes on the day around , she or he must be 20 years old:)