Monday, January 10, 2011

Congrats, 20-year-olds

Today was Coming of Age Day (Seijin no hi), a bank holiday honoring all those who turned 20 (the "age of majority") in the last year, and an excuse to close off the streets in some parts of town, like Bunkamura-dori near the Shibuya 109 building in Dogenzaka, where Conor and I happened upon these dudes on stilts.

The day's honorees like to dress in traditional finery and walk around the city with their friends. Special thanks to Paul Hitchens for this excellent photo that I just copied off your facebook page:

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