Coming Of Age Day is a Japanese festival where people celebrate their new phase from teenage to Adulthood. This ceremony and celebration is a very long standing tradition in the Japanese culture.
Women and men who have just passed their teenage and took a step to adulthood the later year, dress up in the traditional and authentic attire called ‘Furisode’ and ‘Hakama’ respectively
After the dress up ritual, people go out with their friends and family to have celebratory drinks at izakaya i.e generic Japanese place where people go to have drinks (Pub).
People don’t commonly have house parties, dinner parties or backyard barbeques in Japan. Co-workers, friends and social clubs use izakaya as a venue for get-togethers. Izakayas are also popular spots for a date.
Anyone who survives the celebration with drinks at Izakaya can commence into their adulthood.
Traditional and authentic Japanese cuisine are mainly the sole essence of the celebrations of “Coming of Age Day” in japan which include : Edamame (boiled young soybeans), Sushi, Sashimi, Yakitori, Karaage (Japanese fried chicken), Deep fried dishes (e.g. Tako Karaage ~ deep fried octopus), Tofu dishes (e.g. Agedashi Tofu ~ deep fried tofu in broth), Western style junk food (e.g. pizza, french fries) and Japanese fish dishes (e.g. grilled squid).
A national holiday spent in such a traditional and fun-loving manner is welcoming your adulthood as a lesson to get through the teenage and face various adversities in a graceful manner.
Come and visit Origami Restaurants for having a great meal served at the Izakayas in the traditional and authentic Japanese way.