As Japan’s population rapidly ages, traditional Coming of Age Day practices aren’t nearly so noticeable, with the number of those making their move into adulthood this year registering another record low — this time a meagre 1.33 million, which is a paltry 1.04 percent of the population.
However, while the streets yesterday weren’t exactly teeming with former teens in traditional attire, there were still a few bright spots among the vast swathes of silver seniors. The furisode favoured by females in particular offering a considerable amount of colour to the commonplace,
Plus even an excursion to meet family and friends or attend a function added a certain amount of charm to the station.
And indeed the street.
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