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Shibuya At Halloween - Costumes Galore During Japan's Biggest Halloween Event!

Shibuya At Halloween - Costumes Galore During Japan's Biggest Halloween Event!

Translated by MATCHA_En

Written by Shinnosuke Saito

Tokyo 2017.10.26 Bookmark

Shibuya Scramble Crossing is the place to go for Halloween celebrations in Japan - here you'll find thousands of revellers dressed in a myriad of costumes having a great time on Japan's version of Halloween.

Halloween in Shibuya - A Huge Event!

No matter what day it happens to fall on, Halloween is a huge event in Japan, one that has spawned celebrations unlike any other - and one that only seems to get bigger and better with time. Halloween in Japan has been growing in magnitude since 2006, and nowhere is this more evident than in Tokyo's Shibuya.

Here is the video, taking during the event in 2014, that first introduced the world to how Japan does Halloween. Take a look!

Shibuya Scramble Crossing Filled with Amazing Costumes

What do you think? Shibuya's Scramble Crossing is crowded with thousands of people every day, but Halloween is the only time you'll see this many people in costume in Shibuya. What makes this event so special is that this is not a planned event - everyone is just out to have a good time at some of the many different clubs, restaurants and event spaces in the area, and they call just happen to converge on the Scramble Crossing. Isn't that amazing?

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Here is the dead center of the Scramble Crossing.

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On Halloween, the Scramble Crossing becomes a wild, loud blur of colors and costumes where people can gather and have fun, regardless of sex, nationality or age.

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Characteristics of Japanese Halloween

One big part of Halloween parties in Japan are the costumes, and groups of friends often dress to suit one another - be that as witches, Japanese anime characters, zombies or more. The attention to detail and work that everyone puts into their group look is something that you just have to see to believe! In recent years, entire casts of characters from Hollywood blockbusters, anime series, video games, even historical TV dramas have been seen strolling the streets of Shibuya on Halloween.

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Enjoy the Halloween Party in Shibuya!

Halloween in Tokyo is a blast all night long, and this year promises to be even bigger and better than before. We can hardly wait!

In order to ensure everyone's safety, in 2017, there will be multilingual poliecemen stationed in Shibuya during the party. If you need any type of assistance, do ask them for help. Also, because the streets will be exceptionally crowded, please follow their directions and instructions.

Stay safe and enjoy the party at Halloween in Shibuya!

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Japanese Halloween Crafts (2) - How To Make Felt Bats

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