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Japan honors young adults on Coming of Age Day

Updated : 2020-01-13 16:27:52

Japan is celebrating Coming of Age Day, a centuries-old tradition and national holiday to honor those who have turned 20 over the past year. Held annually on the second Monday of January, Coming of Age Day is a special time for these young adults.

Japan is celebrating Coming of Age Day, a centuries-old tradition and national holiday to honour those who have turned 20 over the past year. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
Japan is celebrating Coming of Age Day, a centuries-old tradition and national holiday to honour those who have turned 20 over the past year. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
Held annually on the second Monday of January, Coming of Age Day is a special time for these young adults. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
Held annually on the second Monday of January, Coming of Age Day is a special time for these young adults. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
Most of the men dress modestly in simple black suits, but many female participants wear flamboyant kimonos with matching purses and embellished hairstyles, making the holiday unique for spectators as well. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
Most of the men dress modestly in simple black suits, but many female participants wear flamboyant kimonos with matching purses and embellished hairstyles, making the holiday unique for spectators as well. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
Tokyo Disneyland is among the most popular locations for the celebration, with hundreds of participants greeted by Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Some even get high-fives from them. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Tokyo Disneyland is among the most popular locations for the celebration, with hundreds of participants greeted by Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Some even get high-fives from them. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
The ceremonies last less than an hour, but with the participants being part of the Selfie Generation, there are, of course, an overwhelming number of selfies taken afterwards.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
The ceremonies last less than an hour, but with the participants being part of the Selfie Generation, there are, of course, an overwhelming number of selfies taken afterwards.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A group of women pauses for a selfie during a Coming-of-Age ceremony at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, near Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A group of women pauses for a selfie during a Coming-of-Age ceremony at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, near Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Three women dressed in kimonos stroll through Tokyo Disneyland after attending a Coming-of-Age ceremony at the amusement park in Urayasu. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Three women dressed in kimonos stroll through Tokyo Disneyland after attending a Coming-of-Age ceremony at the amusement park in Urayasu. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A man wearing traditional sandals called geta attends a Coming-of-Age ceremony at Tokyo Disneyland. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A man wearing traditional sandals called geta attends a Coming-of-Age ceremony at Tokyo Disneyland. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A man pumps his fist while celebrating a Coming-of-Age ceremony with his friends at Tokyo Disneyland. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A man pumps his fist while celebrating a Coming-of-Age ceremony with his friends at Tokyo Disneyland. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Kimono-clad women who celebrate turning 20 years old pose for a selfie together. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Kimono-clad women who celebrate turning 20 years old pose for a selfie together. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Kimono-clad women who celebrate turning 20 years old gather following a Coming of Age ceremony at Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Kimono-clad women who celebrate turning 20 years old gather following a Coming of Age ceremony at Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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