Trick or Treat? – Halloween in Tokyo

Shadows of thousand years rise again unseen, voices whisper in your ears, you’re not alone- Its Halloween!! .Tokyo have been preparing for the Halloween celebrations right from the 1st of October. Special Halloween menu, Halloween decor, Halloween costumes and more. People love to dress up like Frankenstein, Bunny Rabbit, Ghost face, Mario Brothers, Zombies and what not. It’s upto your imagination what costume you should be wearing. There are different stories why Halloween is celebrated, So… Trick or Treat?? 😀

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Some of them are :

Halloween is celebrated as the Day of the dead in Mexico

Halloween can be traced back 2,000 years to an Oct. 31 Gaelic Festival called Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”), which means “summer’s end” in Gaelic. The new harvest year was considered to be on Nov. 1. The Gaelic Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. The night of October 31 was believed to be the day the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.

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These are some, there many stories about Halloween, but I never expected it to be so happening in Tokyo. The whole month of October was ‘Halloween specials’, Halloween decor, Halloween special burgers, Halloween special drinks, parties and what not. People in Japan love cosplay and so Halloween is a happening festival here. (Only after eating those delicious black scary burgers I remembered that I had forgotten to take a pic . Oops!! ) 

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The crowd is crazy about Halloween. This is the scene there late night,

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Super heroes are always favorites. And there is Spidey !!!

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Note: Images taken using Phone Camera. Sorry for the bad quality. 

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