Japanese Friendship Garden, Azunakai, and the San Diego Yokohama Sister City Society, the Coming of Age Ceremony (Japanese: “Seijin-shiki”) is an important rite of passage for many young Japanese adults in Japan, just turning twenty. Many of them attend a ceremony at their local community center, dressed in traditional kimono or western suits to celebrate the new chapter in their lives. Unmarried women have the chance to wear the elaborate long-sleeved kimono called furisode. Families and friends will take many photos together on this occasion.

Students from all cultures and backgrounds are highly encouraged to attend this event. Kimono rental service is available, and participants are welcome to wear any other formal or cultural attire. Click here for more information on the event, how to RSVP, and kimono rentals!

Date: Sunday, January 7, 2018
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Location: Japanese Friendship Garden, Inamori Pavilion


Japanese Friendship Garden
Phone: 619-232-2721
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