Halloween Street Shots: The Scary Gallery (SPECIAL EDITION)
Halloween Street Shots
(Tokyo Street Shots Special Edition)
It should be clear, not a whole lot of mystery: this is a huge gallery of photos shot last night (Japan's Halloween) by Senior Contributor Nayalan Moodley. As for explaining Halloween in Japan, we'll just go ahead and quote Editor Reno from last week's SCENE IN TOKYO:
"We've already pointed it out in the J-Halloween Prep 2014 series, as have many other sources, but it’s hard to overstate how thoroughly Halloween has been Japanified* into pop culture over here. Over the past 10-15 years, Halloween-themed parties, foods, neighborhood decorations, costume parades and more have multiplied like, uhhh...whatever, something that goes from almost nothing to proper shitload in very short order."
Some great shots here. Gallery link below. Enjoy, and Happy Halloween!
About the Tokyo Street Shots Series
It can't be all tech all the time, so each week AkihabaraNews editors set out to collect 10 high-res shots of average, public Tokyo life. Some of the Street Shots scream and grab the eye, some are subtle and nuanced, and some are quite mundane. In any case, we feel lucky to be here and privileged to share the Tokyo that we see. Oh, and to add a bit of flavor every once and again, we also stir-in a few Osaka Street Shots and/or Nagoya Street Shots, and even Nagano Street Shots make the cut.
Reader submissions are very welcome: just email your high-res Tokyo/Japan Street/Wherever Shots, past or present, to info@, subject: TSS. We'll toss a shout-out and link to the media sharing site of your choice.
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Photos: Nayalan Moodley, AKA DarcNoodles - Darc.jp
*Japanification, N. [Japanify, V.] The unstoppable, BORG-like capability of the collective Japanese psyche to reach out into the universe, inhale whatever interesting cultural or technological nuggets are found, and own them so hard that even the Japanese are oblivious to the origins. The products of this process are often pelleted back into the global market, vastly improved over the original, and, inexplicably, 1.8% of humanity’s population thereby becomes a profoundly vital pillar of global pop culture. This is the single most powerful macro-cultural superpower in the history of the human species.