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Khon Juk and the Coming of Age Ceremony

Khon Juk and the Coming of Age Ceremony

Today was an interesting day here in Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. A young man who lives down the road had a traditional “Khon Juk” or the “Top Knot Cutting” Ceremony. Not many Thai young men or women have a top knot today, it is part of traditional culture that is slipping away, and Kim was the only young man I have seen here that had a top knot. His parents asked if I would come and photograph the part of the ceremony that was held at my wife’s sisters home. I was happy to oblige.