- Japanese: 元服 (genpuku)
Genpuku was the traditional coming-of-age ceremony for members of the samurai class.
It marked the transition of a boy (or "youth", wakashû) into being considered an adult man in broader society. The genpuku ceremony chiefly involved a change of clothes and hairstyle, and in certain periods, the young man would receive his first eboshi court cap, sword, and suit of armor.
- "Sadamune, Sword Blade," gallery labels, LACMA.