In Japan, Halloween is a major event.
Where in America, we pretty much buy our costumes, we have a part on the weekend but for the most part, everything is celebrated on the day of.
Japan treats Halloween almost like Christmas, it’s celebrated the entire month. Care, restaurants and businesses get into the Halloween festivity and many cookies, cakes or even certain foods are released for Halloween and people can’t wait for the major Halloween events such as the Harajuku/Omotesando Halloween Pumpkin Parade, the Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festival, the T-SPOOK event in Odaiba, the Kawasaki Halloween Parade, the gathering at Shibuya and many more.
For 2017, unfortunately the typhoon brought rain which led to the Omotesando parade being canceled but Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festival and the T-SPOOK event went on as planned. And for those who were able to come out on Friday on the 27th in Shibuya, were able to celebrate before things got very, very wet!
Here are a few videos from Halloween 2017 in Japan: