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Top 10 Halloween Themes

Okamoto N.

by GoWithGuide travel specialist:Okamoto N.

Last updated : Oct 28, 20132 min read

Culture

Halloween is originally celebrated on the eve of a Western Christian feast of the All Saints' Day (or All Hallows' Day), and is dedicated to remembering the dead. Nowadays, Halloween is celebrated by attending costume parties, Trick-or-Treat, lighting bonfires, carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns and so on.
As with all traditions, they evolve as time passes, and cross the geographical and cultural boundary, especially when they come to a country like Japan. The Japanese are renowned for their innovation and creativity as they modify gadgets and technology to integrate into their daily lifestyles.
Halloween, too, inevitably had to face the same fate.
Arguably one of the most popular Japanese contemporary culture is the Cosplay (Costume Play), where people dress up in their favorite anime characters (many of the costumes made by themselves). So let's see how the Japanese do what they do best- blending the traditions of Halloween with their cosplaying to form a whole new culture!
If you are in desperate need for ideas for your last Halloween party, here are some themes to choose from!
1. Become the most recognizable fast food chain icon
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Ronald Macdonalds @ IZAKAYA (Japanese drinking pub)

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You might attract sexy and bloody nurses and bunnies.

2. Become Superheros to save the world

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Walk in the middle of the Shibuya Scramble Crossing and bask in the limelight!

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Let's go save the world!

3. Become Super Mario and save the Princess!615d4194-s

4. Become Dragonball Characters and embark on your journey to collect the 7 hidden balls!o0640048012225875416

5. Feeling hungry? Become a hamburger yourself!JAPAN-CULTURE-HALLOWEEN

6.  Become sexy Bat-woman in JapanJAPAN-CULTURE-HALLOWEEN

7. Blending Japanese Tradition with Western Halloween Culture

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8. Become the Chinese Zombie- Ghosts- Jiang-Shi

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9. Turn into Bloody Eyeballs

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10. Let your imagination run wild...

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Stick a knife through your head? Think twice...

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Turn into dirty dolls...?

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Deform yourselves...

Now you won't lack of any ideas for the upcoming halloween!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Gifu Tour Guide - Akiko W.

Akiko W.

5.00 / 5
(8 reviews)
Japan

Hello! My name is Akiko from Gifu prefecture. I am a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter. I like going out with my family, talking with my friends over coffee at a cozy cafe, reading books, baking bread and cake when I have time. I passed the national tour guide test in 2017 and have worked as a guide since then. I have guided in Gifu city, Seki city, Takayama city, Shirakawago , Mino city and Nagoya city. I have lived in Gifu for more than forty years. Gifu prefecture is rich in nature so you can enjoy the rural atmosphere. Gifu city has a beautiful river 'Nagara river' and Mt.Kinka which has Gifu castle on the top. You can go up the mountain on foot or use a ropeway. The view from Gifu castle is so fantastic. At the foot of the mountain , there are many places to visit such as parks, a temple having a big image of Buddha, and a street preserving the historic atmosphere. At Nagara River, you can enjoy seeing a traditional way of fishing ‘cormorant fishing’ which is thought to have started 1300 years ago. Many cafes have unique service called 'morning service' in Gifu along with Aichi In the morning (until about ten thirty or eleven) when you order a cup of tea or coffee, they serve toast and salad ! Near Gifu park , you can find a nice Japanese style cafe where you enjoy good coffee and seeing a Japanese style garden. Seki city is a small city but so famous for its cutlery. At Japanese sword museum in Seki, you can see authentic Japanese swords! Mino city next to Seki city is well known for its hand made Japanese paper 'Hon minoshi' designated as intangible cultural asset by UNESCO . Until recently it was not easy to guide guests because of COVID-19 pandemic; however the situation is getting better. Some strict rules about COVID-19 have been lifted. Please visit Gifu. I am looking forward to seeing you. Please feel free to ask me when you need information about Gifu. Thank you for reading my introduction.                                                                                                                                 

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Sayori H.

5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)
Japan

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Shiga Tour Guide - Koichi W.

Koichi W.

4.94 / 5
(51 reviews)
Japan

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Okinawa Main Island Tour Guide - Tateo U.

Tateo U.

4.99 / 5
(68 reviews)
Japan

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