Much of the criticism comes from the way the costumes highlight symbols and fashions of “yankee” (hoodlum) culture in Japan such as punch-perms (short hair with tight curls), mullets, pompadours or gold print on black clothing.
Many young adults were carrying flags or paper fans with their region’s name printed on them. Also, a whistle would blow occasionally, causing groups of the men and women to shout out the name of their community.
While some may sneer at their flamboyant clothing which celebrates certain anti-social behaviors, if you see it first-hand, you'll see what Coming of Age Day in Kita-Kyushu was all about. These men and women realized that you only become an adult once in your life, so you might as well make the most of it.
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