14.1.10

成人の日 (Coming-of-age Day)

How old should you be to be said as adult in your country? For example in my country, Indonesia, when we reach 17 years old we can be said as adult. Adult here means that now we have a full responsibility as a citizen. We can be jailed if we do crime, we can also participate in president election at this age, and many more things.
Here in Japan, you'll be called as adult when you reach 20 years old. And there's a celebration day which is being held every year on January 11th. Me, as i reached 20 years old on November last year, was invited to come to the celebration. Since i didn't have such a kind of celebration in Indonesia, so i was curious and excited to attend it.
Mostly, the girls who attend the celebration will wear kimono. But since it's so expensive even just for the rent, i didn't wear kimono. hehe.
The celebration itself, for me, there wasn't something incredible. There were some speeches from people whom i didn't have any idea who were they, a video (this should be touching my heart, but since i was not really good in Japanese, so i didn't understand. hehe), and a cheerleader performance (why they prefer cheerleader rather than band or anything else?).
Anyway, here are some photos that i took with my new camera (yes, it's the first day i used it)

1 comment:

Riesta Emy Susanti said...

aku jadi pengen make kimono juga....