Source: @hiyo_sei_1115 Pink Kimono And Trash Bags: Youngsters Lauded By Police 2016-01-13 Wed 2016-01-13 Wed Every January, an event called Seijinshiki is held across various parts of Japan to celebrate 20-year-olds for becoming adults. It's a massive celebratory event for these young people, and things get a little bit out of control at times. However, on January 10, 2016, a group of young people (who turns 20 this year) was sighted cleaning the streets of Okinawa. 石嶺の成人式国際通りでゴミ拾いしてた！ さすが石嶺👏 #石嶺 #成人式 pic.twitter.com/IzpEqgjDbW— 平良 司 (@tsukasa11291) 2016, 1月 10 Bright pink hakama (a sort of a male version of Kimono) and sunglasses, it's normally the sort of people you would try and avoid if you are in Japan. But in their hands are trash bags; they are even sorting the types of rubbish as specified by the local government. "Seijinshiki in Okinawa Sucks" These hardcore-looking yet gentle people were actually former students of Ishimi Junior High School. One of them is currently going to a university outside of Okinawa, where he was told that seijinshiki in Okinawa is disgraceful. It must have been tough to feel that your home is being looked down upon. But that's when he saw his peers picking up the rubbish on social media. 沖縄の成人式。ニュースでは絶対に報道されないけど、新成人が国際通りのゴミ拾いをしています。暴れてる映像しかテレビでは映し出さないのね。 pic.twitter.com/efVakP6c— ヒビ a.k.a イロハ (@HIBI_dq10) 2013, 1月 13 That was the motive for this group to do the same thing, to try and create a better image of Okinawa's youth. Ishimi Cleaning Unit The group named themselves the "Ishimi Cleaning Unit", and cleaned one of the main streets of Okinawa for about an hour and a half. At times, people joined; even police officers on patrol gave them a salute for their good work. “@okinawan66: ゴミ拾う沖縄の成人たち。前もあったよね。 #沖縄 #成人式 pic.twitter.com/UIzQ1iO0Az” ゴミ拾いとかえらいっ（笑） pic.twitter.com/KliGwXipEy— hiyo~ (@hiyo_sei_1115) 2016, 1月 10 It must be actually difficult to pick up rubbish while others of the same age is partying hard. Seijinshiki is supposed to be a day where you thank those who have helped reach maturity. It is certainly better for these "new adults" to see what they have become by what good they can do to the society. ｢荒れる｣成人式を変えたい! リーゼント姿の新成人が国際通りを清掃 https://t.co/Y4g1Oq6FIo #沖縄の成人式 #リーゼント姿でごみ拾い pic.twitter.com/ri3iwAw34W— 沖縄タイムス (@theokinawatimes) 2016, 1月 11 By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:@tsukasa11291 / @HIBI_dq10 / @theokinawatimes / @hiyo_sei_1115 Tags: Okinawa / Rubbish grape Japan Only in Japan Pink Kimono And Trash Bags: Youngsters Lauded By Police Related Article Coca-Cola Japan’s Newest Regional Bottle Design Represents Island Paradise Okinawa Beautiful islands in Okinawa await you: Ishigaki Instagrammer inspires over 57,000 fans Awesome 360° Panorama Tour Site Lets You Explore Some Of Japan’s Most Gorgeous Areas In Style Dressing Up, Drifting and Drunken Fights: Why Coming of Age Day in Okinawa is the Wildest Party Around Fearsome Palm Tree Japanese Folklore Dragon Gives Goosebumps In Okinawa Who will become Okinawa’s next top model? You decide!