Our stormtroopin' cosplayin' pal Danny Choo in Tokyo writes, "I just put up a post of yesterdays Coming of age Day in Japan. Cultural stuff where the traditional clothes may be interesting to boinboing readers. The empire got a 'trooper to go along to try and recruit some, now that they are old enough to join ;-) " That's Danny, above, in the hard-case outfit.Here's a snip from his blog post:
Yesterday was a public holiday known as "Seijin no Hi" [成人の日] or "Coming of age day" where those who have turned 20 are declared adults meaning they can now do SDV (Smoke, Drink and Vote). In the past, the coming of age day was celebrated only among samurai families - for boys it was between 12 - 16 and for girls it was between 12 - 14 (Wikipedia). Went with writer and art director comrade Andrew Lee (who took these pics) out n about to look for fluffy rabbits - and we found many.
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