Hey there TokyoTreat fam!
October is here, bringing with it those spooky Halloween vibes! Halloween has been growing in popularity in recent years, and since Japan loves their seasonal snacks we had plenty of new, interesting items to choose from! In the spirit of being spooky but kinda cute, we’ve created a Poke-Monster Night for you to enjoy! No sharing these tricky treats though!
Halloween in Japan
Japan wasn’t always very big on Halloween, but in recent years there has been a definite surge in popularity with the holiday. The go-to spot to be on Halloween in Tokyo is the bustling district of Shibuya. You might recognize that famous intersection with the big cross walk, though on Halloween the road will be so overflowing with people that you wont even be able to see it! In recent years Shibuya has become the top place to be on Halloween where people dressed in costumes file into the bars and clubs and take over the streets!
Just like any other country on Halloween you will see people dressed in a variety of costumes from zombies to witches, superheroes to animals and more.
Many groups enjoy dressing up together as the same charater or creating a group theme such as this group of Waldo. Surprisingly, Where's Waldo is a very popular costume in Japan.
Can you guess what one of the most popular Halloween costumes is? Pokemon!
Pokemon goods can be easily purchased around Japan and as these characters are near and dear to many people, they are a popular choice!
This month's snack box
Because of the popularity of Pokemon costumes around Halloween in Japan, we wanted to bring together a collection of treats that make you feel you're experiencing Pokemon Halloween in Japan! We hope you're excited about this month's Poke-Monster Night box theme! Let us know what you're hoping will be featured in the box in the comments below!
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