• Let's go and shoot young adults at the Coming of Age day ceremony!


    Here is some info about this event:

    "Seijin Shiki or 成人式 could be translated as 'Coming of Age Day Ceremony' in English. Seijin-no-hi (Coming of Age Day) is a Japanese public holiday that occurs on every second Monday of January.

    Coming of Age Day or Adult's Day honors every person that has turned 20 years old over the past year. When young people reach twenty they officially become adults in Japanese society and they now have responsibilities as well as newfound liberties: such as being able to drink, smoke, go to hostess bars, gamble and to drive legally.

    The girls always wear gorgeous and very expensive kimono, although most admit to having rentals as the outfit is worth up to 1,000,000 yen. The boys usually wear a regular suit and tie but a few will wear traditional Japanese dress."

    So, we will meet in front of the Meiji Jingu big gate, which is about a 1 minute walk from the Harajuku JR station.

    From there we will walk into the shrine and be able to take photos of the young adults who are wearing kimonos and other types of dresses. They are there with their families usually, but we can probably take some photos of them, of course, you may have to ask for permission sometimes.

    After that we will be able to go out and do some street photography around the Harajuku area, and then we can retire to a restaurant/cafe for lunch and to talk about photography.

    Hope to see you there!

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    Monday 13 January at 10:00

    Meiji-jingumae ‘Harajuku’ Sta., 渋谷区神宮前6−4−3, 東京都

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