ADRIENNE VITTADINI Footwear Women's ADRIENNE Goldie 7.5 Sneaker, Black-Small, 7.5 M B078T65NX2 US Parent B078T65NX2 718c640




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:

ADRIENNE VITTADINI Footwear Women's ADRIENNE Goldie 7.5 Sneaker, Black-Small, 7.5 M B078T65NX2 US Parent B078T65NX2 718c640 - 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
    Coloranimal Women Men Road Running Sneakers Lightweight Comfortable Tennis Flats Parent B07GZ1J55M , RTRY Women's Shoes PU Fall Combat Boots Boots Block Heel Square Toe Booties/Ankle Boots Buckle For Casual Army... Parent B076CGY4ZM , Vans Era 59, Unisex-Adults' Low-Top Trainers Parent B071CF1XPL , adidas Originals Women's Superstar W, SILVMT,FTWWHT, 7 Medium US Parent B06XC8NT4H , adidas Originals Women's Superstar Shoes Silvmt/Ftwwht, (7.5 M US) Parent B071LQM1QV , liu jo Women's Trainers Gold Bronze Parent B075MCSHPLadidas Originals Women's Superstar W, SILVMT,FTWWHT, 10 Medium US Parent B072QMP9F1 , adidas Originals Women's Superstar W, SILVMT,FTWWHT, 11 Medium US Parent B072QMXZ91 , Asics Curreo, Women's Low-Top Sneakers Parent B0161CKWYY , adidas Originals Women's Superstar Shoes Silvmt/Ftwwht, (6 M US) Parent B071LQM6K8F 12 P zapatilla PEOPLE 2007 36/41 Parent B01D4WYWO0KangaROOS Kangayard 3020 1174 A 0 690 100 Girls Indoor Parent B010ESY86OSkechers Performance Go Sleek Glide Walking Shoe Parent B00DV1OPTW , ZHZNVX Women's Shoes Canvas Fall Comfort Sneakers Flat Heel Round Toe White/Black Parent B07H3M68SKU.S.POLO ASSN. Women’s Violet Trainers Parent B07D6VTSK4 , MGM-Joymod Women's Comfort Peep Toe Glitter Satin T-Strap Salsa Tango Samba Rumba Ballroom Latin Modern Dance... Parent B07FC8TPX1Etnies Women’s Scout Low-Top Sneakers, Black/White/Gum Parent B016R97RO4Nina Women's Garda Flip Flop Parent B06XSP6CLSSalomon Women’s X-Mission 3 W Trail Running Shoes Parent B073K13ZNY , BYLE Leather Sandals Ankle Strap Samba Modern Jazz Dance Shoes Summer Children's Latin Dance Shoes Soft Bottom... Parent B07FMG5S17 , Ariat Womens 10023035 Expert Safety Clog Static Dissipative Expert Safety Clog Composite Toe Parent B076MRGLFSPuma 0363260 02 WMNS Star Natural White Cow Parent B01NAWV8ZI , Gold 2Star Shoes Women's Turquoise Blue,Green Leather Sneaker 37 Parent B074K8XMNNGold 2Star Shoes Women's Turquoise Blue,Green Leather Sneaker 38 Parent B074KF8S3JGold 2Star Shoes Women's Turquoise Blue,Green Leather Sneaker 40 Parent B074KJ3B2R , 2 STAR Shoes Woman Low Sneakers 2SD 1849 Beige Parent B07BGGFZS6 , Man's/Woman's Replay Score, Women’s High-Top Parent B00N3ODODU Packaging diversity auction Contrary to the same paragraph , Kickers Women’s Baie Ballet Flats, Blue/Orange Parent B01MQPKG34 , Skechers Women's Shape-ups Hydro Sports Shoe Parent B003BU9VGU ,