2013/11/01

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  Japan style.  No cultural connection to it here, so just an excuse to dress up and party I guess...

Here's some guy's video of the Kawasaki (part of Tokyo on the West side of Tokyo Bay) 17th annual parade they had last Sunday:


A lot of awesome costumes.  What a country! 7:01 is a real "Scream"!

In spite of the fact that no one does "Trick or Treat" here,  everyone is aware of Halloween due to adverts and the presence in stores of Halloween themed sweets, home decorations, and other goods which are sold just to profit on the day,  Pandabonium usually puts up some decorations to amuse the elementary school kids who walk by our place going to or from school each day.

Here is of one our decorations which we put up late, not realizing there was already an actual spider with a fantastic web there!  Look closely at the enlarged picture.  Sorry, Spidey!  Pandabonium was careful taking down the decoration without ruining all the hard work the spider went through.  As usual, we were probably the only house decorated for Halloween in the entire city.


3 comments:

Martin J Frid said...

Weird way of celebrating a holiday, but hey, who doesn't like to party. A bit like Obon, but more bonne (santé). In Sweden this day is All Saints Day, a more solemn affair all together. Candles are lit at graveyards, that sort of thing.

All Hallows' Eve, or Halloween, means just that. Wish they had kept it at that but... OK, end of rant.

Pandabonium said...

Weird celebration - As opposed to cutting down a spruce tree for Christmas and covering it with treat filled ornaments for "Julgransplundring"?

Or dying eggs in pastel colors and pretending they came from a rabbit?

But I do get your point. How about we just re-name it here to something like Cosplayween? ;)

"I ain't afraid of no ghosts."

Martin J Frid said...

"Cosplayween" - I think you just coined a classic!

"Julgransplundring" - LOL, try saying that fast 3 times...