Japanese holiday known as "Coming of Age Day" or "Seijin no hi" in Japanese. On this day, everyone turning 20 celebrates their entrance into adulthood by attending a special ceremony known as Seijinshiki. Apart from this being a big day in most people’s lives, there is also the fabulous dressing up! Both men and women dress up, traditionally in traditional clothes but some people choose suits or other costumes instead.
The festival started sometime between 1716 and 1735 and was celebration that coincided with Kurosuke Inari festival at the Yoshiwara Shrine. The courtesans as well as patrons would wear fox masks and play music, dance, put on skits and then proceed in a procession with paper lanterns as the day melted into night in the heat of the 8th month. Photography and text by Rekishi no Tabi on Flickr. Image taken August 3, 2014
February 8, 2014- This is the inuyama matsuri in Aichi, Japan. It is one of the spring festivals that occurs during the spring time in Japan. Today, I went to a Japanese spring festival here in CA and it wasn't as fancy as this one but I learned a lot of interesting information about the Japanese culture through it.