, was a historical
To mark the entry to adult life of boys between the ages of 12 and 16, they were taken to the shrines of their patron
kami. There they were presented with their first adult clothes, and their nihongo|boys' hairstyles|角髪| mizurawere changed to the adult style. They were also given new nihongo|adult names|烏帽子名|eboshi-na.
The equivalent ceremony for women was called nihongo|"
mogi"|裳着|; this was performed for girls aged between 12 and 14, and was similarly based around the presentation of adult clothing.
In modern Japan, these ceremonies have been replaced by annual coming-of-age ceremonies for 20-year-olds of both sexes called
Coming of age
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