Odomolor Heels Women's Round Toe Pull on on Patent Solid Leather Solid High Heels Pumps-Shoes B01LLCIJ26 Parent 9f8a5e7




My CMS

Know Japan, Shop Japan, Love Japan

You’ll hear people say Japan has 4 unique seasons. It’s sorta true. Autumn starts September 1st. No ifs, no buts. Don’t care if it’s still summer weather outside. When September gets here, autumn does too.

That same day, shops cram their ‘seasonal’ shelves and aisles with as much Halloween stuff as they can fit. And the day after Halloween, it’ll be swapped out for Christmas stuff. (Repeat for every holiday, real or commercial.)

Halloween itself, in Japan, is so much fun. We’ve peeked into Osaka’s spooky party scene 2 years in a row, and loved how scary crazy it got.

This is what it’s like to celebrate Halloween in Osaka.

No autumn leaves in this park, just partygoers

The ‘main’ Halloween party night isn’t always the 31st. If that’s a weekday, we all dress up on the nearest weekend instead. So, because Halloween proper fell on a Tuesday for 2017, this report’s from the Saturday night before.

Partygoers meet up at Triangle Park early in the evening. It’s less of a real plan and more of a habit. A weird Halloween tradition that everyone somehow knows. Triangle Park is in the Amemura area of Osaka. Honestly, you can’t miss it. When we rocked up, it looked like this:

Odomolor Heels Women's Round Toe Pull on on Patent Solid Leather Solid High Heels Pumps-Shoes B01LLCIJ26 Parent 9f8a5e7 - suziannscloset.com

There’s a Family Mart conbini right next to the park, for a quick cheeky drink. It’s okay to drink outside here! Chances are you’ll bump into someone else in costume while you’re there. Maybe you’ll take a selfie with the nearest Family Mart worker. This isn’t weird at all.

(Remember to be nice and ask people if they’re cool with pics. Anyone in costume should totally be down, but do the Japan thing and be polite about it.)

Take your drink, and your friends, back to the park. Do some more people-watching, take more photos. If it’s anything like 2016 went down, by now someone will be dancing in the middle.

After that, up to you.

Follow the crowd – they’ll take you to cool places

Osaka has loads of bars and clubs. Any of them that aren’t running some kind of Halloween event are either closed or empty. There are thousands of people wandering around outside on that night. Like zombies (not all of them dressed like zombies, but hey).

A big tradition in Osaka is the Halloween Rampage party, at Rooftop Bar OO. Pronounced ‘ooh’. It’s the main event everyone goes to. No idea where to hit up next? Head for Rampage. Split up with your mates earlier? They’ll be at Rampage. Didn’t bump into someone yet? Try checking at Rampage. You get the idea.

2017 was Rampage’s 10th anniversary! Most parties don’t last a whole decade. Everything felt bigger: the music, the dancefloors, the VIP spaces, the queues to get in… The summer outdoor pool got turned into a stage for fire dancers.

The rooftop’s another great place to see what people are wearing. We met a kawaii Baymax on our wander around! This was a real good outfit choice. Anonymous and lots of padding. Taking notes for 2018 ideas.

It’s been an epic year for Halloween in Osaka. We said that last year, and we’ll say it again next year. The 31st itself won’t be as intense as the weekend. We’ll see people in costume down by the Dotonbori for sure. Not in the kind of numbers that hit up the park, but enough to notice.

Once Halloween’s over, next is Christmas. Starbucks has the gingerbread lattes ready. It’s a shame we don’t do so much dressing up at Christmas… unless it’s for the Santa Run

 

0 Shares
You May Also Like
Leave a Reply Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • Just keep digging: junk on Yahoo! Auctions Japan No Comments
  • mati mati stationery by Zenrin: explore Japan’s streets on paper No Comments
    Michael Antonio Women's Finnea-Pat Dress Pump B01M2AJ1AR Parent , AgooLar Womens Pull-On Closed Toe Solid Flats-Shoes with Decoration B01MFX3WPL ParentNina Women's Tracey-Yg Dress Pump B01M4RVN4M ParentGtlindsl Womens Pull On Soft Leather Square Closed Toe Flats-Shoes with Metal B01MF596QF ParentMen's/Women's Jumex Women’s Pumps B01MZ99N4K Parent Easy to clean surface a wide range of products Full range of specifications , Chinese Laundry Womens Dedra Closed Toe Ankle Strap Classic Pumps B01M2V1NIF ParentJANE KLAIN Women’s 294 048 Closed Toe Heels B01M8LESYL Parent , Man/Woman Report Lecrone Women's Heels B01M61W8KO Parent High-quality buy Strong heat and heat resistanceSoft Line (Jana) Allison 22260 - Black (Textile) Womens Shoes 38EU B01N5FQGA5 ParentAgooLar Womens Pull-On Round Closed Toe Flats-Shoes with Decoration B01MF5Y6P8 ParentKaren Scott Womens Ghwen Fabric Pointed Toe Slingback Classic Pumps B01MAUFRGG Parent , LongFengMa Women Stiletto Pumps Solid Patent Basic Office Shoes D'Orsay Wedding Heels B01MEERO4E ParentGRACE SHOES 8256 Decolletè Women B01MFFFD50 ParentBeacon Womens Jennifer Closed Toe Classic Pumps B01MRWRSVE ParentOCHENTA Womens Low Kitten Heel Slip On Pointed Toe B01MG7W4NH ParentJANE KLAIN Women’s 296 146 Closed Toe Heels B01MFB0B7K Parent , JANE KLAIN 223 740, Women’s Closed Toe Heels B01MG2N6O9 Parent , LongFengMa Women Round Toe Stiletto High Heel Shoes Laides Wedding Bridal Sexy Platform Pumps B01MQ5I9XV ParentGtlindsl Womens Enamelled Leather Solid Square Closed Toe Bowknot Flats-Shoes B01MFXC3UK Parent , Beacon Womens Carrie Closed Toe Classic Pumps B01N2T9AXY Parent , 18 KT Women's Court Shoes B01MQ61I5J ParentAgooLar Womens Pull On Closed Pointed Toe Solid Flock Flats-Shoes with Bowknot B01MFXC3SN Parent , GRACE SHOES 8251 Decolletè Women B01MFG1NRO ParentAgooLar Women's Round Closed Toe Buckle PU Solid Low-Heels Pumps-Shoes B01N2B5RWU Parent , Gtlindsl Womens Soft Leather Closed Pointed Toe Pull On Flats-Shoes with Bow-Tie B01MF5X8QA Parent , AgooLar Women's Round Closed Toe Buckle Blend Materials Solid High-Heels Pumps-Shoes B01N2BB0XC ParentGREY MER BENNY BLACK POWDER PINK HEELED SANDAL B01MY6XOLQ Parent , AgooLar Women's PU Pointed Closed Toe High-Heels Buckle Solid Pumps-Shoes B01MUVJHA6 Parent , Soft Style Women's Angel Ii Dress Pump B01MYBCZHS Parent