Many Japanese companies start the new fiscal year today. Newly employed freshmen attend the new hire ceremony to listen humbly to the speech made by the company president. Most of them are wearing in black suits, which they probably bought when they had been looking for the job and had tried to take a job interview. The business suit is called a ‘recruite suit’ .
A few weeks ago, we saw many female graduates wearing the traditional Japanese formal attire, HAKAMA. Wearing the HAKAMA at graduation is now quite popular for female college students. HAKAMA is originally a formal wear for male and female attendants in Shinto shrine. So it’s very special, maybe less chance to wear or see than a Japanese Kimono.