'Coming of Age' day sees thousands of young women in colourful kimonos
dailymail.co.uk -- Jan 09
Dazzling in colourful kimonos and wafting clouds of hairspray in their wake, thousands of young Japanese women marked their entry into adulthood today - before hitting bars and clubs to celebrate.

Formal 'Coming of Age' ceremonies, which began as a rite of ancient samurai families, were held across Japan for its 20-year-olds, reminding them of their responsibilities after becoming old enough to legally drink and smoke.

Their male counterparts looked more like they were attending job interviews as most opted for the kind of plain business suit they will wear as 'salarymen' in the future.

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