cherry blossom forecast: (Japanese version only) version only) (Japanese version only)  

when and where to see cherry blossoms (Japanese version only):

1-30 April Miyako Odori(Cherry Dance), Kyoto
Maiko and geiko dance performances
Advance tickets are available from overseas at:
The performances wil be done at Kyoto Art Theater “Shunjuza”( again this year.

seasonal flowers:

Monday, January 9, 2012

Coming-of-Age Day

The second Monday of January is Coming-of-Age Day.

Coming-of-Age ceremonies are held on this day in most areas and done during the New Year's holidays or the Bon Festival period in some areas.

In tsunami-hit areas, bereaved new adults and new adults with photos of their deceased classmates attended the ceremonies.

The new adults who evacuated their hometowns due to the nuclear accident in Fukushima attended the ceremonies at a point distant from their hometowns.

Coming of Age Day Ceremony / Dick Thomas Johnson

Coming of Age Day / Dick Thomas Johnson

成人式 / kaidouminato

/ Techamaki

Harajuku, Hold that pose. / moguphotos

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