Pic­ture of the day

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - COMMENT -

An Ok­i­nawan woman in a ki­mono checks her phone be­fore at­tend­ing a cer­e­mony on Com­ing of Age Day yes­ter­day in Ok­i­nawa City, Ja­pan.

Com­ing of Age Day is a Ja­pa­nese hol­i­day held ev­ery Jan­uary to cel­e­brate peo­ple who have reached 20 – the of­fi­cial age of adult­hood in Ja­pan.

De­spite be­ing a solemn af­fair in some parts of Ja­pan, Ok­i­nawans have be­come known for their flam­boy­ant and oc­ca­sion­ally bois­ter­ous cel­e­bra­tions.

Pic­ture: Getty Im­ages

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