Monday, January 9, 2012

Mano Erina's Coming of Age

Honestly, If I have no idea who Mano Erina is, I would probably think that she's only around 16-18 years old...and wouldn't even believe that she's 20!!!! It really amazes me how some people can manage to look younger than their age!

But anyway, back to the topic, Mano has blogged about her "Coming of Age". For people who are not familiar of the Japanese culture, there's this special holiday celebrated in Japan called "Seijin no Hi" which is celebrated every second monday of January. Where Young adults aging 20 goes out to temples and local government celebrating their becoming of an adults. Unlike some countries, their legal age is at 18, while in Japan it's 20, reaching that age you will be allowed to do stuffs like drinking alcohol and vote.

Mano-chan blogged about this.....

Today is Coming of Age Day.

I have come-of-age! (。・ω・)ノ゛

(Even though I’m technically closer to 21 years old since I was born in April, haha)

When I was little, the older girls would walk around in my neighborhood wearing beautiful kimonos on this day. I’d watch, and be like, “Kimonos~”

Now I’m of that age…

Happily, I’ve worn long-sleeved kimonos for work three different times now. Today, however, I’m not wearing one~ o(・ω・`)o

I did want to wear one, but the live concerts have begun. Yesterday there were three shows, so I didn’t feel confident that I would be able to wake up early [to dress in the kimono].

…Or at least, that’s my excuse haha.

You only live this moment once~ …even though I feel like I wasted it a bit, but it’s OK (。-∀-)

To all those who are welcoming their adulthood~ Congratulations!

Congratulations to you Mano-chan!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Mano-chan

    I'm totally agree with you opinion.
    Mano-chan really look like a teenager in 16-18(Consider her short height too) years old but the fact is she is 20 years old (this year she will be turn into 21 years old in 11 April)

    I really want to look Mano-chan in Kimono but I'm not in Japan :(