OhaiyooGazaimasu ...... Today is a national holiday in Japan, it's called 'Coming of age' Day (Seijin no hi). This is to celebrate young men and women who have reached the age of 20 (hatachi), 20 is the legal age which they can vote and drink. This is a very cold morning and the streets are especially quiet. As I understand from cloudnine, the young ladies will head for the beauty salons later to have their hair and make up done, then dress up in the very formal and beautiful kimono. There will be civic ceremonies held in city halls and temples to recognize these young people, then they will celebrate with their families and friends. So I am eager to go out later to catch a glimpse of these fantastic sights.
But I have another reason to be exicted today. I will be meeting sister Mariko, her friends and cloudnine to watch the screening of TWSSG in Shinjuku Wald cinema. Mariko is a very warm and friendly sister and I love the chance to see her again. I am also eager to watch the spectacular cinematography of TWSSG on a big screen :) Will tell ya later, k?