Category Archives: tradition

Japanese culture – Coming of age day

Since 1948, the age of majority in Japan has been 20; persons under 20 are not permitted to smoke, drink, or vote. Coming-of-age ceremonies, known as seijin shiki, are held on the second Monday of January. At the ceremony, all of the men and women

Japanese culture – Coming of age day

Since 1948, the age of majority in Japan has been 20; persons under 20 are not permitted to smoke, drink, or vote. Coming-of-age ceremonies, known as seijin shiki, are held on the second Monday of January. At the ceremony, all of the men and women

Oshogatsu – New Year in japanese style

Japan celebrates the transition to the new year on January 1st since late 19th century. But Japanese culture traditions differs from Westerners on several points. New Year (shogatsu or oshogatsu) is the most important holiday in Japan. Most businesses shut

Oshogatsu – New Year in japanese style

Japan celebrates the transition to the new year on January 1st since late 19th century. But Japanese culture traditions differs from Westerners on several points. New Year (shogatsu or oshogatsu) is the most important holiday in Japan. Most businesses shut