Each year in mid-January, young men and women who have turned 20 years old gather at public halls and shrines across Japan to celebrate their transition into adulthood. Many local governments and public organizations host seijinshiki, or coming-of-age ceremonies to honor this passage, inviting all young adults reaching the milestone. These new adults attend the events dressed in traditional Japanese attire (women typically wear furisode kimonos) and participate in programs that include speeches by local officials, receptions and presentation ceremonies.

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