January 11 is the day when Japanese teens celebrate being adults. They turned 20 year! They guys dress up smart and the girls wear kimonos. This photo is a frame from a 4K video scene. The story about Japanese girls and boys turning grownups will be featured as one of ten stories in a series with the working title Japan Stories. I will have the series streamed on Internet. Probably on a podcast site. I don´t have one yet, but stay tuned. I will tell you when the new site is up and running.
Happy New Year from Japan, the land of sumo. This is how it goes done. Samoa and Tonga were first out with no firework on global TV. First televised firework was from New Zealand and from the east coast of Australia. Second televised New Year was from Tokyo, 8 hours before Stockholm,14 hours before New York and 17 hours before San Francisco. Last to leave 2015 will be Alofi on the island of Niue right on the date line next to Tonga in the South Pacific. There you have it. #newzealand,#australia, #tonga,#samoa, #newyork,#sanfrancisco,#stockholm,#happynewyear