Volunteer group gathers kimonos for coming-of-age ceremony in tsunami-hit area (news)

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http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20111211p2a00m0na002000c.html

Volunteer group gathers kimonos for coming-of-age ceremony in tsunami-hit area

ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi — A volunteer organization in the Tokyo metropolitan area is offering a helping hand to people in a tsunami-hit district here by collecting unused kimonos to lend to women taking part in next month’s coming-of-age ceremony.

The organization, Jinrikitai, will provide the long-sleeved kimonos to women in the Ogatsu district of Ishinomaki. It is also seeking volunteers to help style the hair of ceremony participants, and calling on people to “celebrate the start of the new lives of the people who are coming of age, who will play an important part in restoration.”

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