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Idol Furisode Collection: Coming of Age Day 2016

Idol Furisode Collection: Coming of Age Day 2016

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In Japan, the second Monday in January is known as Coming of Age Day and it seems like everywhere one looks, there are young women in furisode making their way to shrines to receive prayers for good fortune as an adult. It is a national holiday celebrating when a person turns 20, which is the age when one is considered an adult. Furisode are kimonos with sleeves that almost reach the floor. Compared to a yukata which is generally made of cotton and can even be bought at Uniqlo or Amazon for less than ¥10,000, furisode are made of silk and can cost as much as a new car! Sometimes they are passed down from mother to daughter. Generally, everyone who attends a Coming of Age Ceremony has already turned 20 before that day but there are those who go when their birthday is only a few months after the holiday.

You may have already seen our photo report on the AKB48 Group Coming of Age Ceremony for 2016 but, all over Japan (and possibly overseas?) there are young people becoming adults. Here are some of the other idols who celebrated the next step in their life this year!

A special thanks goes out to @missingno15 from NewSchoolKaidan for gathering up the bulk of the pictures from Twitter from some of the underrated idol groups. He particularly wants to send his well wishes to Natsumi Kaeda from P.IDL Nagoya!

Mai Hagiwara℃-ute – via the ℃-ute blog


Shiori TamaiMomoiro Clover Z – via her blog “Tanoshiorin Seikatsu”


Akari SahoUPUPGIRLS (KARI) – via the UPUPGIRLS (KARI) blog


Chisami ItoGEM – Twitter


Ayane FujisakiDempagumi.inc – Twitter

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NonokoGALETTe – Twitter


Erika Denya and Manatsu HayashiBabyraids JAPAN – Twitter


Haruka KoizumiDoll☆Elements – Twitter


Kaori Hisamatsu3min. – Twitter


Marina Nagasawa, Airi Kamiya, and Mayumi KojimaHoupuri Youth – Twitter


Yuki Wakaii☆Ris – Twitter


Arisa Yoshihashi and Miki SakuraLovely★DOLL – Twitter


Hinari Aoba and Akari ShiinaFES☆TIVE – Twitter


Yue MiyataniAkishibu project – Twitter


Nami YamadaMUSUBIZM – Twitter


Misaki AsakawaChubbiness – Twitter

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Natsumi KaedaP.IDL Nagoya – Twitter


Marika KitazawaAkamaru DASH☆ – Twitter


Nozomi Nanase and Riko YonemitsuStella☆Beats – Twitter


Haruka Ueda and Yui MoriwakiYamaguchi Kassei Gakuen - Twitter


Hitomi NodaREADY TO KISS – Twitter


Chiai Fujikawa and Miyu NakagawaManeki Kecha – Twitter


YunaRurirori – Twitter


Yui SakuraiJelno! – Twitter


Seika NakayamaKissBee – Twitter


Marina KunimotoHR – Twitter


Eiko YasumiO☆SU – Twitter


Aino Shiroiwa8princess – Twitter


Mia Kamiki and Haruka BandoCover Girls – Twitter


Misuzu Nishizono and Reika HasegawaSunmyu〜 – Twitter


Yuka ShigetomoEdge Dub Monkeyz – Twitter

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Rika Sasaki and Kurumi WatanabeAnge☆Reve – Twitter


Ayu KaguraHeisei Kotohime – Twitter


Hitomi Sakaki and Ayaka SaidaAoyama☆Saint Hachamecha High School – Twitter


Misato OkazakiMeguriai – Twitter


Rinko MatsuokaVienlossi – Twitter


Rio Sakamoto, Nana Ajima, and Yuki MasakawaBarbee – Twitter


Ruka and MarinoMito Gotouchi Idol (Kari) – Twitter

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Kai Okudara
Kai Okudara

Writer, researcher, photographer, foodie, KSDD

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