I have never been much of a Halloween person, something about a day for the dead doesn’t go down too well for a wuss like me who is still having nightmares from that skin ripping scene in the Silent Hill movie not too long ago. Jamaicans are also largely a superstitious bunch, well at least the older folks are as the younger peeps continue to absorb American culture.
Halloween translates to party season now in Jamaica but what about Halloween in Japan? A country that doesn’t need an invitation to dress up into costumes surely will jump at the opportunity to go trick or treating? Trick or treating is so “normal” in Japan they scare their children with zombies! Video embedded below.
hi5 to @dougjumper for tweeting this video many moons ago.
Kirk is a proud Jamaican who started Jamaipanese.com in February 2006 and now lives in rural Japan. He enjoys sharing his experiences learning about Japan, personal milestones in life as well as interests such as photography, gaming and travelling.