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Genpuku is a Japanese coming-of-age ceremony. It dates back to classical Japanese period named Nara. The ceremony was usually backed by an older state member. The adult was changing his childhood name for a new adult name.[1] He was also taking on adult responsibilities.[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Faure, Bernard (1998). The red thread : Buddhist approaches to sexuality. Library Genesis. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-05998-3.