Photo by Danny Choo.

The celebration of Halloween is a relatively recent phenomenon in Japan. Now they have merry orange and black decorations in stores; costume parties and parades (“cosplay”–as in costume play–is their word for dressing up); and Halloween-themed candy. To wit:


Photo by Danny Choo.
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Why don’t we have these in the States?!? WHY?

Seeing the Halloween spirit spreading over to the Asian countries makes me smile. I can’t wait to see what else they contribute to the holiday.


3 thoughts on “Halloween in Japan

  1. Yes! Nice selection of Halloween in Japan. Was there a few years back around September, and loved seeing Halloween sections in the party decoration stores! There’s probably tons of animation examples too, but Cowboy Bebop The Movie comes to mind as one…

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