Today we celebrated the national holiday, Coming-of-Age Day, on the second Monday of January.
It seemed that the whole country was freezing today due to the powerful low pressure, which brought a huge snowfall throughout the country. Cars and trains in Tokyo were crippled, too.
1.22 millions of young adults of 20 years old were all blessed with this freezing weather. Many headed for each public celebration venue such as a city hall and a school gym. Girls were so excited because they wore a traditional kimono with long sleeves, an outstanding symbol of a unmarried young woman. Boys were happy with a traditional outfit or a brand new business suit.
From today they have a right to vote, to drink and to smoke not to mention they are required to follow the law to be a good citizen.
Well what are these young generation dreaming their future?
One research stated that 97% of them answered that they have an anticipation for the future. The present society is suffering from the poor economy. They know it's not a world of a life long employment anymore as like their parents were guaranteed. They are conscious about in which way the society is heading for. Especially all after the mega disaster of 3.11.
No matter what the reality is, the young generation is trying to make their future, too. On their own ways.
(all the images are from the web news)