ASICS T867N Women's Women's Gel-Fortitude 8 Grey/White/Porcelain (D) Running Shoe, Mid Parent Grey/White/Porcelain Blue - 8 D US B07DGMR4CD Parent dddc31a

SpevaFoam Midsole Material Improves bounce back characteristics and decreases midsole breakdown
ComforDry Sockliner Removable sockliner that provides cushioning performance and moisture wicking for a cooler, dryer, healthier environment
I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) Technology ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off
Maximum Support Last Providing more depth and width throughout the mid- and forefoot, this accommodating last is ideal for athletes with higher volume feet or who wear orthotics
Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Technology Cushioning System Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle

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:

ASICS T867N Women's Women's Gel-Fortitude 8 Grey/White/Porcelain (D) Running Shoe, Mid Parent Grey/White/Porcelain Blue - 8 D US B07DGMR4CD Parent dddc31a -

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


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
    Men/Women Meindl Como GTX (Gore-Tex) B003P66SRU Parent Queensland The highest quality material professional designDolomite Cinquantaquattro Special Ochre Red B07GTXWPPH Parent , Round head low with women's shoes spring ladies boots boots with Martin boots single boots , US8 / EU39 / UK6 / CN39 B073VLHNLT Parent , Hanwag ROBIN Hiking Shoes Women B010MBFX0S ParentHanwag Banks Lady GTX Gemse II – Tan B07D5JN9PL Parent , NIKE Women's Vandal Hi LX Basketball Shoe B079QGMNLB ParentUnder Armour Women’s Ua W Rapid Le Running Shoes B078HNCR14 Parent , Fila Womens Memory Perpetual Ft Memory Perpetual Ft B0784PC645 Parent , NIKE Women's Wmns Dualtone Racer PRM, Vast Grey/Sail-Particle Rose, 6.5 US B079G9Q6XS Parent , Salomon Women’'s Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoes B00ZLMS2A2 ParentBrooks Women’s Caldera Running Shoes, Blue B01N3YN82I Parent , Under Armour Womens TM Charged Push TR Seg TM Charged Push TR Seg B077Q3VQ4V Parent , ASICS Noosa Ff 2 Monaco Blue/Blue Bell Womens Running Size 10M B077MKS9JK ParentASICS Noosa Ff 2 Monaco Blue/Blue Bell Womens Running Size 9M B077MTKH5K Parent , ASICS Noosa Ff 2 Monaco Blue/Blue Bell Womens Running Size 9.5M B077MKSTP8 ParentASICS GT-Xpress Women's Running Shoes Blue Print/Blue Bell 1012a131-400 (6.5 B(M) US) B077NF4XL9 ParentASICS GT-Xpress Women's Running Shoes Blue Print/Blue Bell 1012a131-400 (10 B(M) US) B077NGXTXC ParentReebok RB437 Women's High Performance CT Boot Golden Tan B00A7VTEDQ ParentNIKE Women's WMNS Zoom Fly SP, Dusty Peach/Dusty Peach B07FC9XQVN ParentASICS 1022A014 Women's Comutora MX Running Shoe, Frosted Rose/Frosted Rose - 12 B077MDRVMQ Parent , ASICS Gel-Kayano 25 Women's Running Shoe, Carbon/Mid Grey, 11.5 2A US B077MNT5QJ ParentASICS Womens Gel-Kenun Knit MX Running Shoe, Birch/Birch, Size 11 B077MTK54P Parent , Asics Women's Gel-Kayano 25 Black Blue Running Shoe 11 Women US B077MKSCRP Parent , ASICS 1012A185 Women's GT-Xpress (D) Running Shoe, Carbon/Soothin Sea - 10 D US B077NGVLJ7 ParentASICS 1012A131 Women's GT-Xpress Running Shoe, Carbon/Soothin Sea - 8.5 B(M) US B077NKQKNH ParentASICS 1012A185 Women's GT-Xpress (D) Running Shoe, Carbon/Soothin Sea - 12 D US B077NQSFQ9 Parent , NIKE WMNS Air Max Axis Womens Aa2168-600 B07DZV6VGK ParentMr/Ms adidas Womens Ultraboost B0787MTYHW Parent Practical and economical Highly praised and appreciated by the consumer audience Personalization trend , adidas outdoor Women's Terrex CMTK GTX W, Legend Ink/Crystal White/Clear Mint, 9.5 B US B078WGLS1D Parent