Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween is getting popular in Japan

Halloween in Japan has grown significantly in the past decade from an obscure western tradition to a day of colorful Halloween decorations, candies, costumes, parties and parades. If you glanced around Japanese department stores in late September throughout October, you would see that Halloween has become quite the holiday in Japan.

Many of the major Japanese cities, towns, shopping malls, and amusement parks hold Halloween events and parties throughout the month. However, this is still only observed by a fraction of the population, and it’s rare to see trick-or-treating or jack-o-lantern carving. Despite their moderate following, the Japanese are becoming more and more interested in Western style holidays such as Christmas and Halloween. Halloween events are going to be more popular every year.