Yōkai, the Weird World of Japanese Spooks and Spectres

September 11, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

Halloween is all about spooky stuff, right? There are various bone-chilling tales coming out of medieval Europe for its origins – the dead returning, devils punishing Irishmen, ghosts, spooks, and witches. But the west isn’t the only place with these traditions. Japan too has plenty of things that go bump in the night. ‘Yōkai’, a […]

Family Friendly Halloween Activities in Tokyo

September 11, 2017 by Ray Proper

Once upon a time in Tokyo, celebrating Halloween meant dressing up in a costume and riding the Yamanote Line around the center of town drinking heavily and being unruly. Other than that weirdness, you really couldn’t tell October 31st from November 3rd, or any other average day here in Japan.  More recently though, times have changed […]

Find Your Halloween Costume in Tokyo

September 10, 2017 by Ray Proper

Halloween is rapidly approaching so get your costume soon because  leaving your costume to the last minute and dressing as “an axe murderer, because they look just like you and me” isn’t as clever as you think it is.  Halloween was not really “a thing” in Japan previously, but recently they have been jumping on the ghoulish bandwagon, so […]

Find your Halloween Costume in Nagoya

September 10, 2017 by admin

Halloween is rapidly approaching, and we want to remind you that leaving your costume to the last minute, and dressing “as yourself” or a “an axe murderer, because they look just like you and me” isn’t as clever as you think it is.  Get your costume on in Nagoya!  Halloween was not really “a thing” […]

Seven Spooky Japanese Halloween Costume Ideas

September 7, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

So, Halloween is coming and you are getting ready to dust off that old ghost, vampire or witch costume that you wear every year. But this year why not try something different, something that takes its inspiration from the local folklore? Below are some ideas for spooky Halloween costumes that come from Japan’s scary movies, stories and legends, […]