Sunday, November 13, 2011

Coming of Age Day - Monday, January 16, 1995

Taken in a Tokyo district in 1995. As a reference point, this is the day before the Kobe earthquake that occurred on the morning of Tuesday, January 17, 1995. The women are wearing furisode, a style of kimono that feature long sleeves that drape down. They are also wearing zōri sandals, which are traditional formal foot wear. If you notice the young man nonchalantly smoking a cigarette on the right, it is illegal to smoke in Japan if you are under the age of consent.

Studio Alta, a popular gathering spot in Shinjuku.

Tokyo Essentials featuring Studio Alta

The Enoden train, it is the charming and scenic route that takes you to Kamakura.

Enoden Official Site

All of the pictures were taken in 1995.

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