Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Comparison and contrast

Comparison and contrast
Originally uploaded by graffkeith
Seijin-no-hi or comming of age day comes every January. Anyone who turned 20 years of age will take part in a grand ceremony marking this important right of passage. 20 is the age of majority in Japan and once you've reached it you can drink, vote, enter in to contracts and the part they de-emphasize is taking responsibility for your own actions. Sometimes people who take part in the ceremonies get a little carried away. Sort of a one last time, for old times sake. These two young ladies were checking out gifts they just received or comparing what they had just bought.

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