Auckland Coming of Age Ceremony 2017

金曜日 27th, 1月 2017 / 09:00 Written by
Auckland Coming of Age Ceremony 2017

Auckland Coming of Age Ceremony 2017 was held on February 28.DSCN0733

DSCN0736Young and older participants were welcomed with a big cookie at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall.

Speeches representing young ‘new adults’ and ‘older adults’ alternated with performances such as Yosakoi dance, music and drum performances. DSCN0749

DSCN0774After a break for refreshments including sushi, rice cakes, fruits, and Japanese tea, they engaged with various activities including Japanese toys and group games. The event concluded with prize giving and a group photo.

The highlight for me was the performance by Isomura Brothers. The young up-and-coming professional musicians played a couple of Japanese tunes, one traditional and DSCN0757the other contemporary, symbolizing youthful hope.

Being the second year in Auckland this was a fairly small event, but I hope it will grow with each year.





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