26 members from AKB48, SKE48 and NMB48 held their coming-of-age ceremony (成人式, seijin shiki) on January 13 at Kanda Shrine in Tokyo.
Watanabe Mayu, Shimazaki Haruka, Yamamoto Sayaka and Watanabe Miyuki were part of the girls who became adults. They were all wearing beautiful furisode.
Check out some photos of the event.
In addition, Mayuyu, Paruru and Mariyagi participated in a photo shoot for a campaign lead by Hot Pepper Beauty.
The coming-of-age ceremony is reserved to those who reached 20 years old, which is the age of majority in Japan, over the past year or at the beginning of the current year.
The 26 members of the 48 family idol groups who participated in this ceremony are :
- AKB48 : Kikuchi Ayaka, Sato Sumire, Watanabe Mayu, Uchida Mayumi, Suzuki Shiori, Chikano Rina, Nagao Mariya, Miyazaki Miho, Ishida Haruka, Ichikawa Miori, Shimazaki Haruka, Nakamura Mariko, Fujie Reina
- SKE48 : Abiru Riho, Takagi Yumana, Takeuchi Mai, Matsumoto Rina, Kito Momona, Kinoshita Yukiko, Inuzuka Asana
- NMB48 : Yamaguchi Yuuki, Yamamoto Sayaka, Watanabe Miyuki, Shimada Rena, Takano Yui, Murakami Ayaka