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Chaos!! Halloween Shibuya 2015


Last year, I heard a news that so many people gathered Shibuya in Halloween day.
So I went Shibuya on October 31,2015.

It was Saturday.
In the evening,there were already so many people.

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

There were people left at  center of road.
People were flooding.
This was first time for me to see like this situation.

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Halloween costume people appeared gradually.

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Medias were also there.

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Cute girls!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Maid girls!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Meerkat!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Forewarning!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Box men!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Pumpkins!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Around 109 building. So many people!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Shrine maiden!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Mixture!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Green man!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

They were collecting trash. Last year, so many trash had became problem. ”Gomibako” means trash box. It was beside there foot.
They were confronting problem. I felt trash were few than I had been anticipating.
Maybe trials to reduce trash are successful. And people who came Shibuya were also tried to bring their trash back.
Otherwise next year will be prohibited to enter Shibuya.

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Around Center-gai.
Chaos, just chaos!! I had to take photos with camera rise. I released the shutter with no finder.

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

STAP cells exist!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Ethnic fashion!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Selfie together!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Yasumura!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Police were keeping road. This road is not closed. Cars pass through here.

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Daily life.

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Nobita! from Doraemon.

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Taking rest.

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Kirakira girls!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Sailor moon!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Dracula wants to enter Izakaya! Not blood but beer!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Gian from Doraemon! He was singing Gian song with echos like microphone made by only his voice. It was so skillful!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

SWAT! They had been working traffic control briskly like police. Thank you!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Tired!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Prime minister Abe!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Pierrot girls!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Interviewing!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Lupin!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

There were many people in the building. I went there.

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

View from building.
Center-gai was full of people. There were heavy reflection.
But these photos make you feel atmosphere. Later I and other people were told do not stay here because here is pathway by security guard.

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Center-gai again.

Too sexy girl! She is “Lum” (right) from “Urusei Yatsura”. I don’t know about left girl.
I had to ask her…She was also cute!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Pokemon master!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Sailor Moon again!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

I went to Shibuya staton Keio Line entrance to send off my friend.
But It was so crowded. It took much time to arrive there.

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Police restricted flow of people with yellow band.

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

She lost her shoe! What a pitty!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Puppet operator!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Horrible eyes!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Mysterious expression!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

Many people were looking crossing from Shibuya station.

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

About 10:00 PM, more and more people came Shibuya.

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

View from Shibuya station. Police tried to keep safety.

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

I went crossing again to go home on foot.

There were some trash.

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

He was the most horrible this day!!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

I really appreciate to police!!

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

I tried to walk through under TSUTAYA to go home. But I couldn’t move only one step. I was flown by crowd. I felt fear. It was really dangerous. More and more people gather here at night. After 10:00 PM is really danger. I recommend to go early time.

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

I went home through Dogenzaka area.
It was detour. But no choice.

There were also people picking up trash. This is nice and cool trial.
It’s important to enjoy and keep clean. Of course safety is also important.

Halloween Shibuya 2015
Halloween Shibuya 2015

I could enjoy Halloween day at Shibuya.
But a little tired.
Anyway, I knew that after 10:00 PM is really dangerous at crossing.

Here is a movie. It tells atmosphere of Halloween at Shibuya crossing.
After end of the movie,there became really dangerous situation.
So I could’t keep on shooting.

Movie / Halloween 2015 at Shibuya Crossing

There are various opinion about this phenomenon include criticism.
I felt power of young people. And also I felt most of them tried to keep manner and rules.
I prefer those behaviors.
This Halloween differs from orthodox Halloween.
Japanese are good at taking in other culture, and enjoying them in arranged way.
It is also seen in history.
I felt that young people made new culture.
There is no producer about this phenomenon. Perfectly spontaneous. No one earn money. No framework.
It is interesting and important. I want to believe Japanese young people’s sense of balance about self controlling and enjoying.
They made fun culture. And they are trying to solve problems.
Both are spontaneous.

Culture changes by ages, places, technologies.
I’m happy to watch it. It’s exciting experience.

I want to say here is not place to enjoy without rules and manners.
If you go there, please keep rules and manners and enjoy together!

At the end, I want to say appreciation who permitted me to take photos.
Thank you very much!

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