Coming-of-Age Day ceremonies :Tokyo Disneyland&AKB48

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 火曜日, 1月 10, 2012 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

New adults attended ceremonies and festive events across Japan on Monday to mark Coming-of-Age Day.

One of the most popular spots was Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, which drew more than 1,200 new adults on Monday. Young Japanese women danced with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and Pluto and other Disney characters on a stage.

No less than 15 members of idol group AKB48 and four members of the sister group SKE48 also celebrated their coming of age. Atsuko Maeda, Tomomi Itano, Minami Takahashi, and other members of the groups went to Kanda Myojin, the honorary shrine for the nearby Akihabara (Akiba) district, mark the occasion with a ceremony.


Coming-of-Age Day―Seijin no Hi (成人の日)―is held on the second Monday of the year. It is celebrated by those who turned 20 during the current school year. The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry estimates that as of Jan 1, there were 1.22 million 20-year-olds in Japan, which is a record low number.

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