Coming Of Age Day: Japanese women mark passage into adulthood by wearing Kimonos in the snow
A generation of young Japanese boys and girls have marked their passage into adulthood with a formal ceremony and national holiday. The Coming of Age Day, or Seijin no Hi, is a national holiday for people who have recently turned 20. The tradition allows girls to wear expensive and elaborate Kimono for the first time. The legal age to vote, drink and buy tobacco in Japan is 20.