A Coming of Age Day Celebration in Japan

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Juri Mitomi, 20, holds a cigarette after a Coming of Age Day celebration ceremony at an amusement park in Tokyo January 12, 2015. According to a government announcement, more than 1.2 million men and women who were born in 1994 marked the coming of age this year, an increase of approximately 50,000 from last year. The increase is also the first since 1995. (Photo by Yuya Shino/Reuters)

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Twenty-year-old Japanese women wearing kimonos ride a roller coaster during their Coming of Age Day celebration at an amusement park in Tokyo January 12, 2015. (Photo by Yuya Shino/Reuters)

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A Japanese woman in a kimono looks at a mirror as she checks her makeup next to an amusement park advertisement, on a platform of a train station after a Coming of Age Day celebration ceremony at an amusement park in Tokyo January 12, 2015. (Photo by Yuya Shino/Reuters)

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Japanese women in kimonos have a chat at a platform of a train station after a Coming of Age Day celebration ceremony at an amusement park in Tokyo January 12, 2015. (Photo by Yuya Shino/Reuters)

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Japanese women in kimonos attend a Coming of Age Day celebration ceremony at an amusement park in Tokyo January 12, 2015. (Photo by Yuya Shino/Reuters)

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A Japanese woman in a kimono uses her mobile phone during a Coming of Age Day celebration ceremony at an amusement park in Tokyo January 12, 2015. (Photo by Yuya Shino/Reuters)

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Japanese women in kimonos use smart phones inside a train after a Coming of Age Day celebration ceremony at an amusement park in Tokyo January 12, 2015. (Photo by Yuya Shino/Reuters)

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Japanese women in kimonos attend a Coming of Age Day celebration ceremony at an amusement park in Tokyo January 12, 2015. (Photo by Yuya Shino/Reuters)

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Disney character Mickey Mouse greets 20-year-old women wearing kimonos during their “Coming-of-Age Day” celebration at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, suburban Tokyo on January 12, 2015. The number of people aged 20 years old, the legal age of adulthood in Japan, is estimated to stand at 1.26 million this year, an increase of 50,000 from 2014. (Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP Photo)

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Young people in Kobe get ready to sing a song at a Coming-of-Age Day ceremony in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, on January 12, 2015. The song was written following the Great Hanshin Earthquake 20 years ago to encourage reconstruction in the region. (Photo by Kyodo News)

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