Before I begin this trip down my Japanese memory lane, allow me to thank all of you for the outpouring of support after you read my recent blog. I appreciate every one for their comments and emails. I’m happy to start this new phase of my job with the Navy and look forward to the opportunities it will present me.
First Halloween In Japan
After numerous trips to Harajuku in Tokyo (district famous for youths wearing cosplay, Lolita and other clothing) a few months earlier, I had a feeling that Halloweens in Japan were serious business. I had heard in the week leading up to Halloween, that some Japanese youth plan and design their costumes for months, hoping to be one that stands out from all the others.
Over the course of a weekend in 2010, I went from parties in Yokohama and Tokyo to the big parade in Kawasaki. Some costumers took risks, while others just went for the risque. Alice In Wonderland was a popular costume design for many. Some party goers looked like they wore their normal clothes and only fit it now because it was Halloween (talking to the cosplayers and Lolitas reading this).
Following photos are my memories of the costumes I saw during my first Halloween weekend in Japan (the year prior, I was in Singapore for Halloween).
Thank you for taking the time to look at a few of my memories from that first Halloween in Japan. If you’re visiting Tokyo during that time of year, the best events to attend are:
Tokyo’s Halloween party in Roppongi- an outdoor block party
Kawasaki’s Halloween Parade- the largest in Japan
Yokohama Bayside- one of the best parties during Halloween
Remember that all public transportation in the Greater Tokyo Area stops at midnight, so expect to be out until morning if you attend any Halloween parties.
Where did you spend your most memorable Halloween and what was your costume?
Tell them Follow Your Hart sent you and maybe you’ll get a discount or something, lol.