Japanese twenty-year-olds, dressed in traditional kimonos, attend the annual Coming-of-Age Day ceremony at Toshimaen Amusement Park on January 12, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. 1.33 million youth celebrate their passage into adulthood on the day while they become eligible to drink alcohol, smoke and vote at the age of 20.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Pastry chef Dai Kitatoki and singer Maya Sakura show Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy's cooking toys in which children can easily make Taiyaki, the popular Japanese traditional fish-shaped pancake filled with beam jam, during the Cooking Toy Studio opening event at Kiddy Land Harajuku on April 30, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. Cooking toys, such as pasta machines, ice-cream machines and doughnut machines are becoming increasingly popular with Japanese famalies.