Coming of Age Day in Japan

The second Monday of every January in Japan is a very important day. This is a national holiday that the Japanese call Coming of Age Day, a day where the Japanese youth who have reached twenty years old are officially recognized as adults. This is the age where they can legally vote, drink, and smoke for the first time, as well as the age where they are expected to start becoming self-reliant and productive members of society.

On this day, municipal governments throughout Japan hold special coming-of-age ceremonies for their twenty-year-olds. The men will generally dress up in suits, while the women will often wear the traditional furisode kimono. Afterwards, groups of youths will often go out to share a drink together in celebration.

Should you need a proper way to celebrate the special occasions in your life, come and visit us at Wild Wasabi. Our Lynnwood Japanese restaurant has a wide assortment of classic dishes to make any day more special.