Seijinshiki Coming of Age Ceremony 2024 Date: Sunday, January 14, 2024 1:30pm - 3:00pm Location: San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center
Nadeshikokai's Seijinshiki Coming Age Ceremony includes: - Live entertainment - Special Ceremony - Kimono rental and dressing (optional) - Professional photo session (optional)
Spaces are limited. Registration is required.
What is Seijinshiki? Seijinshiki (成人式）is a coming of age ceremony to celebrate the commencement of life as adults in Japan. Each year in January, young adults -- those who have reached the maturity age -- gather at public halls, community centers, and other venues across the country to celebrate crossing the threshold into adulthood. The age of majority had been 20 in recent Japan and was legally changed to 18 in 2022. Many local governments and public organizations host seijinshiki to honor this passage, and newly minted seijin, or adults, attend events dressed in formal attire and take part in programs that commonly include speeches by local officials and well-known community figures, a reception, and the presentation of mementos commemorating the occasion. The roots of the modern seijinshiki date back to the ancient genpukushiki of the Nara period (710–794), a rite marking a child’s transition, often around age 15, to adulthood. Depending on gender, social status, and other factors, participants would assume adult clothing and hairstyles, and in some instances a new name. Coming of age ceremonies, which in early times were observed largely by the elite class, have over the centuries grown to become an important social custom across society, changing and taking on different aspects in each successive era. Who should participate? Due to a recent change of maturity age in Japan, we invite those who turn 18, 19, or 20 years of age in 2023 or 2024 to participate in this year’s Nadeshikokai Seijinshiki Coming of Age Ceremony. We embrace diversity and all ethnicities are welcome. (Please contact us if you are outside of the age range but want to participate.) Nadeshikokai’s Seijinshiki Coming of Age Ceremony 2024 in Los Angeles For the last 12 years Nadeshikokai has provided a unique opportunity and memorable moments to celebrate the commencement of adult life to young people in the Los Angeles area. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focusing on the cultural exchange through kimono, Nadeshikokai’s Seijinshiki Coming of Age Ceremony is far from just a photo session -- it is a once in a lifetime experience to appreciate Japanese culture and exquisite kimonos in an environment that is both traditional and modern. San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center is a historical spot in the Greater Los Angeles area. Its mission is to preserve the Japanese culture and to promote the Japanese American experience through education, events, and activities for our community. It is a day of celebration for the young people and their loved ones. 2024 Nadeshikokai Seijinshiki Kimono Packages: Nadeshikokai offers kimono packages that include complete kimono (furisode and hakama) rental and dressing services, seijinshiki certificate and ceremony, photo session in a Japanese garden setting, and live music and entertainment.
Furisode Rental and Dressing Special $400
Includes: - Kimono (Furisode) rental - Dressing service - Hair dressing - Registration fee - Seijinshiki certificate and gifts - Special ceremony
Hakama Rental and Dressing Special $350
Includes: - Kimono (Hakama) rental - Dressing service - Registration fee - Seijinshiki certificate and gifts - Special ceremony Seats are very limited. Order your Seijinshiki kimono package today from HERE. Professional Photoshoot by Rebecca Li Photography (optional) Capture beautiful moments with a professional photo session provided by award-winning photographer Rebecca Li Photography.
For more details regarding photo sessions, please go tohttp://www.rebeccaliphotography.com/seijin or contact Rebecca Li at email@example.com Note: Payments for photography sessions are processed through Nadeshikokai. Order your professional photo session with your kimono package HERE.