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More “Coming of Age” day 2016 photos from the AKB Family.

Miyu Takeuchi on "Coming of Age" day. Maturity looks good on the young singer/pianist!

Miyu Takeuchi on “Coming of Age” day. Maturity looks good on the young singer/pianist!

I was able to snag a few more COA day kimono photos from Tumblr users I follow. Here are a few.

Most of the ladies have Twitter and Instagram accounts, so I will try to find my favorites and organize them over the next few days.

— Denny

Denny Re-Blogs: AKB48 group seijin shiki “coming-of-age” ceremony 2016 (from AKB48 Daily)

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AKB48 Daily has posted some images and videos from “Coming of Age Day” on 11 January 2016 at Kanda Shrine in Tokyo, as well as some presentations from the AKB Theater.

Source: AKB48 group coming-of-age ceremony 2016 | AKB48 Daily

I will try to post more kimono photos of the events as I find them. (I may have to edit, and re-post this again later, sorry.)

Until then, please enjoy this gallery:

Starlight: 2016

Kimonos on Monday (Week #36): Seijin no Hi / 48 Family Photos

Kimonos on Monday – the “48 Family” Photos: I am so happy that it is Monday (12:01 GMT), so I can finally share these photos from “Coming of Age Day” 2015. This first photo is a large image that is perfect for PC wallpaper.  I am using it as my wallpaper right now.  It makes me happy just looking at it.  It makes me feel good every time I boot the computer!

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Wallpaper size image for your computer!

Several members of the AKB, NMB, SKE, and HKT 48 groups attended “Coming of Age Day” ceremonies held at the Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo.

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The young women dressed in furisode, were blessed by a Shinto priest and drank holy sake as part of the ceremony.

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Perhaps there were fewer “big name” participants from the AKB48 family turning 20 this year, but my oshimen — Iwasa Misaki was one of them.  Best wishes to you Wasamin!

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My oshi … Wasamin !

More “48 Family” Photos

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So much cuteness AND traditional beauty!!!

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… each one more lovely than the next!

The news reported that there were sub-freeing temperatures that day. The girls — I mean — ladies  (as they are considered adults now) were good sports about having the photos taken!

You can read more on the Tokyo Girls Update web page article linked here.

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Welcome to the world of grown-ups ladies!

 

Iwasa Misaki at Kanda Myojin — January 12, 2015

Iwasa Misaki 2015 My oshimen … Iwasa Misaki

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A KOM Special: Seijin no Hi “Coming of Age Day” will be on Monday, January 12!

AKB48 members on Coming of Age Day 2012

The start of something great! This is a file photo of the AKB48 members on “Coming of Age Day ” 2012.

WOO HOO!!! What a great time of year!!!

I am gearing up for Japan’s national holiday “Coming of Age Day”, which will be on Monday January 12!  “Coming of Age Day” (成人の日, Seijin no Hi ) is a Japanese holiday held annually on the second Monday of January. Ceremonies are held in order to congratulate and encourage all those who have reached the “age of majority” (20 years old (二十歳, hatachi )) over the past year, and to help them realize that they have become adults.  In Japan, when a person turns twenty years old, they are considered to have “turned into a person” and therefore are expected to act like an adult. Activities that were previously forbidden to “kids” such as drinking and smoking, become permissible after the Coming-of-age Day. So, with age comes responsibility.  (To American college students: Look up from your cell phone and take notes on this!!!)

I’m just a fanboy — so what do I know … for a better and fuller story. I encourage you to research websites for events and ceremonies.  Here is an example:

http://www.inhamamatsu.com/culture/coming-of-age-ceremony.php

Oh, you may enjoy some video:

Back to being a FANBOY:  The day will be even more eventful for me because several members of AKB, SKE, NMB, etc48, will be turning “the big two-oh” this year. I will be exploring websites searching for the lovely kimonos that will be worn that day.

Also, many more members will no longer be considered kids, Otaku can now ogle certain AKB members with impunity! Before the 12th, you would have to be some type of PERVERT to look at Anna Iriyama … but after the 12thWoo Hoo!

SKE Seira, Madoka, Mikiti, Ogichan, Aya, Koami, Hioki in 2013!

AKB48 family members at Kanda Shrine 2013

Last year’s “Coming of Age” in the 48 family!!!

I’m looking forward to more kimonos!  It may take me a few days or even weeks to find all the photos I want to share. Also, if you find some good ones, email them to me at DennySinnoh@gmail.com    Comments and corrections are also requested!

Until Monday, you would have to be some type of PERVERT to be looking at Anna!

Just one “Kimonos on Monday” post will probably not be enough! I am hoping to collect a lot more images to share over the next couple of months!

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