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Re: Japan Home Halloween 2012 fun.

Oct 3, 2012

Thanks for posting this information! It looks like a LOT of fun. Hey, I have a question, and I may as well ask it relation to this post. Do people in Japan celebrate Halloween? I lived in Europe as a kid and many countries there (to my dismay) did not observe it at all.

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Oct 3, 2012

Love it HeartHeart Cant wait its gonna be spooktacular!!

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Halloween started a few years ago because Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan wanted to promote the children's holiday with fun events, Camera Cat.

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CameraCat wrote:

Thanks for posting this information! It looks like a LOT of fun. Hey, I have a question, and I may as well ask it relation to this post. Do people in Japan celebrate Halloween? I lived in Europe as a kid and many countries there (to my dismay) did not observe it at all.


 

In terms of celebrating it "religiously", then no. Many foreign events in Japan is brought in by companies looking for a business opportunity and sometimes modifies it as their own version, so many people don't really know what it really is and where it came from. 

 

I'm not sure when and who actually started it in Japan, but it seems Kiddyland, a place that sells character goods such as Snoopy, HelloKitty, etc, was the first to sell Halloween products in the 1970s. In the mid 1980's they started a parade. Not sure if they were the cause of it, but gradually Halloween became known and others started to adopt it and do parades in other places and such. An annual parade in Kawasaki started in 1997 only had 300 participants the first year, but now it's around 3500 participants with about 100K spectators, Tokyo Disneyland started their own around the 2000's.

 

It has been more of a costume get together, and not much of trick-or-treating is done. So pretty much it's getting popular, but still a minor event compared to others.

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Oct 17, 2012

This year's Halloween party, in unusual costumes! 

 

 

 

Both male and female outfits are 450 yen each.

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nagon111 wrote:

CameraCat wrote:

Thanks for posting this information! It looks like a LOT of fun. Hey, I have a question, and I may as well ask it relation to this post. Do people in Japan celebrate Halloween? I lived in Europe as a kid and many countries there (to my dismay) did not observe it at all.


 

In terms of celebrating it "religiously", then no. Many foreign events in Japan is brought in by companies looking for a business opportunity and sometimes modifies it as their own version, so many people don't really know what it really is and where it came from. 


Most western people can't even tell you what Halloween is or even where the name came from Smiley Tongue

 

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Oct 17, 2012
SCEJ = Best Home. Period.
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Oct 19, 2012

 The new Halloween reward is a glowing wolf tail.

 

Battle at the stage of full moon dance Kenzoku not I worship the king of the underworld vs Great Satan!

Could have happened to the "Koenig Ghost" regained a tender heart!  ?

"O Lantern" stage of power!

This vase is something suggestive what do you mean? ......

Thereby triggering a strange magic, take a commemorative photo of Halloween!

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Oct 19, 2012
There are glowing ears also.
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You mean this?

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