A Coming-of-Age ceremony for young people in the LGBT community was held in Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward on Saturday, where the participants and their family members had the chance to exchange thoughts about moving into adulthood.
Not great coverage, but this article piqued my interest.
Coming of Age Day is a national holiday in Japan, when all of the children who have or will reach the age of majority (20 years old) get all dressed up and have various parties and ceremonies in communities all around Japan. It’s a very strongly gendered event with emphasis on wearing a very fancy kimono– imagine if Prom were a national holiday! So, it’s definitely good news that LGBTQ Japanese folks are carving out their own spaces to celebrate.
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