Coming-Of-Age January 13th
Today January 13th, second Monday of the month, Japan celebrate 成人の日、Coming Of Age Day.
This is a national holiday and congratulate and celebrate all boys and girls that have turned 20 during the year (the legal age in Japan) and reminds them of their responsibility as an adult!
This celebrates often with a ceremony, where girls dress in furisode and boys wear traditional hakama or a western coat-and-tie, followed by a gathering and then a party in the evening!
(Picture from http://www.japanlover.me)