Japanese Coming of Age Ceremony

Date Published: 
January 19, 2017
Seijinsiki refers to the Coming-of-Age Ceremony

Seijinsiki refers to the Coming-of-Age Ceremony


Time: January 20th, 2017 at 6:00-7:00pm
Place: McKnight Hall in Cone Center
Admission: Free and open to public

The Nihon Club at UNC Charlotte will host The Coming of Age Ceremony (Seijinsiki) on Friday, January 20th, 2017. The Nihon Club planned this ceremony to celebrate the Coming of Age for Japanese exchange students who are attending UNC Charlotte this year and will not be able to attend Seijinsiki in Japan. Seijinsiki is a very important part of Japanese culture and also a rite of passage for Japanese youth on their journey to adulthood. The ceremony has been conducted for more than 1200 years in Japan. Since we are here in America, the Nihon Club has created an original event for the ceremony to make it fun and meaningful for everyone, while also honoring its long tradition. The event will include a short presentation about Seijinsiki. Refreshments will be served. The ceremony will be held at the Mcknight Hall in Cone Center on the UNCC campus.

Global Gateways Residence and the International Student and Scholars' Office in International Programs are co-sponsors of this event.