Tokyo Halloween Photos


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The other night I was hired by Bloomberg to take photos at the Halloween celebration here in Tokyo. The entire story, which also features photos from New York, Bogota and Oaxaca, can be found here.

It's interesting how rapidly Halloween here in Tokyo has grown from being a small event that mainly the expat crowd cared about, to one of the biggest party nights in the entire year. These days the department stores even start selling Halloween costumes in August and dressed up people start appearing in Shibuya and Roppongi more than a week before the actual holiday takes place.

On a side note, the Halloween celebrations have recently started getting quite a bit of criticism too. Some people don't appreciate the fact that some areas of town look more or less like a war zone on November 1st, which is quite understandable.

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