Recently Halloween became one of big event of the year in Japan.
When Halloween day gets closer,shops begin selling Halloween goods.
During my childhood,it was not.
I don’t know when it began.
Last year,I participated in Halloween parade held at Shimokitazawa,Setagaya-Ku,Tokyo,Japan.
There is variety of shops at Shimokitazawa. For example,fashion,antique,food,and so on. So,Shimokitazawa is very popular among the young people.I’ll introduce Shimokitazawa next time.There is an interesting place.
Many of Halloween goods were sold at stores.
Shop staff was also Halloween costume!
Parade was held October 26,2014.It was Sunday.
For the purpose of increasing of participants,it was held Sunday.
(October 31,2014 was Friday.)
So I was easy to go.
I think Shimokitazawa will hold Halloween parade nearest weekend on October 31.
So if you want to participate it,you have to check information.
Here is starting point.
I heard Star Wars cosplayers are famous in Shimokitazawa’s parade.
There were many cosplayers.
They enjoyed there parade very much!!
Participants are so friendly!
Sailor Moon!(Japanese manga)
Angels ! They won the costume contest!
Maid and Arale Norimaki from Dr.Slump(Japanese manga)
Wally and police!
Dalmatians and Prisoners!!Black and White collaboration!
Angel and Daemon??
Witches and cute little pumpkin!
The parade started from starting place,and finished the same place.
Starting(finishing) place was lightened up.
So there was easy to take photos.
During parade,they were walking,and dark,photos were tend to blur.
I enjoyed taking photos very much!
At first,I was a little tense.
But participants were so friendly!
If you take photos well,you should talk to participants.
They will take poses willingly.
I appreciate for participants to have permitted taking photos.
All of participants were cool and cute and funny!
I’ll take photos this year!
And I might try cosplay!
*If you want to walk in parade,you have to buy ticket.
Nearest station:Shimokitazawa station/Odakyu line or Keio line
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