Events Calendar

11 Jan
Japanese Coming of Age Ceremony (Seijin No Hi)
Event Type



Arts & Culture, Diversity, Campus & Community

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Staff, Alumni, Prospective Students, Faculty


University Unit
Asian Studies Center
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Japanese Coming of Age Ceremony (Seijin No Hi)

As part of a collaboration between the ASIAN STUDIES CENTER and students from Yasuda University studying in the ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE, we will be hosting the second Seijin Shiki at the University of Pittsburgh. The Coming of Age Ceremony is a Japanese tradition to celebrate young people who are turning 20 and becoming adults.  The program includes:

  • performance by Pittsburgh Taiko
  • remarks from Mr. Rich Fitzgerald, County Executive; Ms. Feyisola Alabi, Welcoming Pittsburgh Manager, Office of the Mayor; Ms. Sally Wiggin, Retired WTAE Broadcaster
  • Japanese calligraphy demonstration
  • dessert reception

Please contact for more information.

Friday, January 11 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

University Club, Ballroom B
123 University Place, Pittsburgh, 15213