News Vol.60

This is Ronnie and Ken of UR-Whitestone!!

First of all, On behalf of Whitestone, I would like to greet everyone a Happy new year!!
May this year bring us more peace, prosperity and good fortune!

2014 is also the Year of the Horse according to Chinese zodiac. The fortune foretelling in 2014 for the people born in the year of the horse foretells that their fortune in all aspects will be fluctuant which requires their great cares. Nevertheless, if they treat people around friendly and righteously, they will smoothly get through the year.

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Paying only 1 month deposit when signing the contract and remaining to be paid in the next following year(s) by providing sufficient tax certificate.

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Coming of Age Day (成人の日 Seijin no hi)

Seijin no Hi is celebrated annualy on the second Monday in January to congratulate and encourage all those who have reached the age of (20 years old 二十歳 hatachi) over the past year, and to help them realize that they have become adults. This also reflects both the expanded rights but also increased responsibilities expected of new adults.

Festivities include coming of age ceremonies (成人式 Seijin-shiki) held at local and prefectural offices. Government officials give speeches, and small presents are handed out to the newly recognized adults.

Most women wear cute and stylish 振袖 Furisode, a style of Kimono with long sleeves that hang down, and 草履 zori sandals. A full set of the clothing is expensive so it is usually borrowed from a relative or rented. Men also wear a traditional dress 袴 hakama, but nowadays there are also some men who wear formal western clothes such as a suit and tie.

Next week Monday (January 13th)the Hatachi’s will celebrate their coming of age. Since its a public holiday, maybe you can join the celebration and learn more about one of the important traditional event in Japan.

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