KHSKX-New Winter And Boots For Women In Europe Pointed And America 30297 New Winter Ladies Heels Pointed Cotton Boots And Martin... B077KMYQZQ Parent 94a143f




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:

KHSKX-New Winter And Boots For Women In Europe Pointed And America 30297 New Winter Ladies Heels Pointed Cotton Boots And Martin... B077KMYQZQ Parent 94a143f - 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
    XDGG The new women's boots high-heeled Artificial PU wool boots , 40 B07874XWXK Parent , Easemax Women's Elegant Pull On Mid Stiletto Heeled Pointed Toe Short Ankle High Booties With Bows B0785RSCV5 Parent , Western Choke Mouth Zipper Short Boots Female Martin Boots Women Flat Boots Women Boots B0785VQTHQ Parent , XDGG The new women's boots high-heeled Artificial PU wool boots , 38 B078744S4J Parent , XDGG The new women's boots high-heeled Artificial PU wool boots , red , 38 B07877Z96Y Parent , In the winter to help male students Harajuku plush wiped boots B0785ZKN8R Parent , GTYW Ladies High Heels Women's Boots Ladies European and American Autumn and Winter New Leather First Layer Of... B0788M7XKF ParentLuckyBB Women Fashion Zippers Ankle Boot B0786D3CDT ParentLuckyBB Women Embroidered Ankle Boots B0786N69F2 ParentGTYW Women's Heels Women's Boots Women's Winter Booties Pointed Rough Leather Booties High-Heeled Non-Slip Pedals... B0788MCD6W ParentXDGG The new women's boots high-heeled Artificial PU wool boots , 36 B078744RYQ ParentKHSKX-Plush Warm Female Boots Autumn Winter Suede Boots With Velvet Warm Female Boots Thick Heel High Heel Flowers... B0785NJSYX Parent , XDGG The new women's boots high-heeled Artificial PU wool boots , red , 36 B07874XG33 ParentXDGG The new women's boots high-heeled Artificial PU wool boots , 37 B0787S518B ParentXDGG The new women's boots high-heeled Artificial PU wool boots , red , 35 B07875GBW9 ParentXDGG The new women's boots high-heeled Artificial PU wool boots , 41 B07874XZHG ParentXDGG The new women's boots high-heeled Artificial PU wool boots , red , 40 B07876QGRG ParentPlus Cashmere Autumn and Winter Women 'S Boots with European and American Women' S Wild Boots Bare Boots Thick... B0785W1H3B Parent , XDGG The new women's boots high-heeled Artificial PU wool boots , 35 B07876WMC9 Parent , European and American side zipper side zipper with big yards of women's short boots B07862V3QT ParentXDGG The new women's boots high-heeled Artificial PU wool boots , 39 B0787739GC ParentLuckyBB Women Rough With Wedges High Heel Zipper Boots B07879TSNF Parent , XDGG The new women's boots high-heeled Artificial PU wool boots , red , 37 B07876QYSV Parent , ANI Western Choke Mouth Zipper Short Boots Female Martin Boots Women Flat Boots Women Boots B0787NM3LL ParentCXKS® Boots Women Middle Cylinder Rough Heel Boots Elastic Pointed B07881F4K8 ParentANI Women 'S Winter Wild Side Zipper Snow Boots Female Short Tube Flat-Bottomed Heightening Shorts B0787RVLK7 ParentLuckyBB Women Fish Mouth Short Ankle High Heels Boot B07873XYCX Parent , XDGG New Women 'S Boots Martin Boots Round Waterproof Motorcycle Boots B0787YS3TN ParentDXD Western in Real Winter Martin Boots Rough with Buckle Female Boots Matte Zipper Boots B07899R2FW Parent ,