Halloween

Behind the Borrowed Holidays of Japan

Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Halloween, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day; commonly celebrated holidays in North America and Europe but only recently have gained popularity in Japanese society. For a country more than 2000 years old and well set in its ways, why is it that Japan has started to suddenly gain holidays so quickly? Christmas…

Halloween in Japan – Cultural Mismatching?

For many foreigners, Japan is an exciting and eclectic mix of culture. Having lived in Japan for over a year, I still get nervous when I have to perform everyday cultural etiquette, like giving the correct bow to a customer or handing over my business card politely. I think many foreign residents and tourists in…

Tokyo Ghoul – Fresh Inspiration for Halloween Makeup!

Japanese manga and anime have a big influence on a lot of people nowadays. The ideas behind those character are not just for fun only, some also can teach you life lessons. “What can we possibly learn from these fictions after seeing the episodes?” “Are they trying to tell us about the good deeds? Or…

Can you Survive the Zombie Apocalypse at Universal Studios Japan?

Have you ever wanted to experience the horror and the chaos that you would usually only see in the scenes of a zombie film? Lots of us have wondered how we would handle it and if you go to Osaka’s Universal Studios Japan around Halloween time you can experience the madness for yourself! travelcaffeine.com/ Universal…

How did Halloween Become so Popular in Japan?

It’s October, and from the very first weeks of this month, you have probably been seeing many shops and street corners being decorated with pumpkin lanterns and other orange and purple colored miscellaneous decorations. Even though it was imported from the West, Japanese somehow turned this scary-but-not-so-scary holiday into their own Japanese style celebration. The…

Top 5 Places to Go for a Spook-tastic Halloween around Tokyo

There is nothing like being in Japan for Halloween, especially here in Tokyo. For a country that is world renown for both kawaii (super cute) things and anime/manga, this holiday holds a very special place in the hearts of people here both young and old. For those wanting to participate and those wanting to get…

Halloween in Tokyo – 7 Fantastic Events For Children and Adults

Although Halloween isn’t celebrated as a traditional holiday in Japan, influences from the west have ensured that each year this spooky day is pushed further and further into the limelight. As a result, with each passing year more and more Halloween events are beginning to take place in Japan. Being the metropolitan hub of Japan,…

Ginza: Dine In With Count Dracula at Vampire Cafe!

There are so many themed cafes lining up in Japan, especially in Ginza. You can pick whatever you like, depending on your mood. If you want to experience a night of spine-tinglers and blood-red surroundings then this is definitely the place for you! Vampire Cafe provides an everyday Halloween dining experience for any ‘bloodsuckers’ out…

Halloween, Japanese Style: A Night of Horror and Fun

Years ago, Halloween was just another day in the Land of the Rising Sun. No costumes, no candy, and few decorations. ALTs (Assistant Language Teachers) had to explain the ideas to eager Japanese students, and occasionally donned costumes that confused and perplexed locals. More than once, I have seen a foreigner in a full-on Doraemon…

Easy, Fun and Scary Japanese Food Ideas for Halloween

Japanese love to adapt and then improve! Since Halloween is growing in popularity in Japan, housewives and cooks are becoming even more creative. There is plenty of Japanese food that can easily be made into something scary. Let’s get inspirited by these great Japanese Halloween food ideas! Halloween Sushi harumi0303.exblog.jp/ Sushi is the easiest and…