|A friend snapped this photo at the local mall.|
Coming of Age ceremonies (seijin-shiki) have been performed for centuries marking a Japanese person's entrance into adulthood. Currently, on Seijin no Hi, the celebrated go to local government offices for a ceremony and gifts in the morning, then continue the festivities with a shrine visit and partying into the evening.
Most girls dress in formal kimono, wear faux fur and go to a salon to get primped for the occasion. When I was driving on Seijin no Hi, I saw many girls leaving salons with their hair done up so pretty. Japanese males may wear a traditional dark kimono with a hakama, but as time goes on, many are found wearing suits and ties to celebrate their special day.