Every year, Halloween in Japan gets more and more supporters.
Come October, and many commercial establishments across the country acquire a Halloween style. Costume goods for adults and children, decoration items, Halloween packages and other typical products of this season are lined up at shop fronts, creating a party atmosphere! Unlike the Halloween in Europe and North America, where kids go from house to house to ask for sweets, in Japan, it is more like a fun autumn event in which both adults and children enjoy their costumes and party together. On 10/31, the Halloween day properly said, costume events are held in Shibuya and Roppongi, with TV coverage and all.
Incorporating foreign cultural events and enjoying it as an event is a very common trend in Japan. Adopting something new and arranging it in an enjoyable way may be seen as a typical Japanese trait.
If you have the opportunity to come to Japan in this time of the year, we definitely recommend you to enjoy the Japanese Halloween events and buy products you can only find in this season!