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Hair today, hangover tomorrow for young Japanese

By Agence France-presse in Tokyo ( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-01-10 07:58:22

Many spend $10,000 on kimonos for Coming of Age ceremonies

Draped in dazzling kimonos, thousands of expensively made-up young Japanese women marked their entry into adulthood on Monday - with many planning a night on the booze to celebrate.

Formal "Coming of Age" ceremonies, which began as a rite of ancient samurai families, were held nationwide for Japan's 20-year-olds, reminding them of their responsibilities after becoming old enough to legally drink and smoke.

Hair today, hangover tomorrow for young Japanese

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