"Coming of Age Day" in Japan is in January. This year it falls a few days after Julie enters the MTC. In Japan you become an official adult when you turn 20. In early January, all young adults turning 20 during that year are officially recognized by the government as adults and on the designated day (usually January 15th) they hold coming of age ceremonies at government offices throughout Japan.These are Julie's coming of age photos! She is off to her mission in a few weeks to Fukuoka, Japan. We think she is beautiful! It is customary to take photos in traditional Japanese dress to commemorate the event.