Today, in Japan, is known as Coming of Age day or Seijin no hi (成人の日). A day when all those who have turned twenty in the previous year dress in traditional kimono and attend events at their local city hall. Unfortunately for them, the Tokyo region was hit with a relatively large snow storm, rather freakish for this man-made heat island. Hopefully for them they didn’t have to spend too long out in the cold.
Since it is Coming of Age Day, I’ve decided it was time for this blog to really come of age as well. More book reviews and random rants on life here in Japan to come, with much more frequency and intensity.