Halloween winding down in Japan

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You can currently see plenty of halloween displays, food and goods for sale all over Japan, often in the least expected places, but the peak of Halloween is almost over. Halloween goods are sold as early as the end of August in Japan, but they also come off the shelves earlier than expected.  You can already see Halloween goods being discounted in some of the larger foreign stores, such as Babies-r-us, a sure indication that they will be removed shortly. Similarly, the 100 yen shops typically cease to restock their halloween wares from the middle of October.

100 yen shop halloween goods

100 yen shop halloween goods

Halloween items are only a 100 yen each

Halloween items are only a 100 yen each

Halloween goods at the 100 yen shop (approximately 1 Euro or Dollar)

Halloween goods at the 100 yen shop (approximately 1 Euro or Dollar)

Apart from the costumes and knick knacks that are sold during September in Japan, you can also buy seasonal halloween food.

Halloween Kitty Chan donuts by Mr Donuts

Halloween Kitty Chan donuts by Mr Donuts

Baskin Robbins Halloween treats

Baskin Robbins Halloween treats

Famous cake shop Fujiya's character, Peko-chan, dressed up for Halloween

Famous cake shop Fujiya’s character, Peko-chan, dressed up for Halloween

Fujiya halloween treats

Fujiya halloween treats

Peko chan halloween roll at Fujiya

Peko chan halloween roll at Fujiya

Fujiya's halloween bakes and cakes

Fujiya’s halloween bakes and cakes

Now is the time to get a snap of the various halloween displays as chances are they will be gone by Halloween day.

Halloween display in my local fishmongers!

Halloween display in my local fishmongers!

Halloween display at a maternity hospital

Halloween display at a maternity hospital

Halloween display at Mr Donuts, for taking your photo

Halloween display at Mr Donuts, for taking your photo

Halloween display for taking photos at Babies-r-us

Halloween display for taking photos at Babies-r-us

For more on Halloween in Japan

See how international families in Japan celebrate here:

KA Familes celebrate Halloween!

On this blog
Halloween goods at the 100 yen shop
Halloween parade in Kanagawa prefecture
Halloween books
Halloween easy craft

On other blogs
Halloween bentos on kajapan.org
Halloween crafts on Kajapan.org

 

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  2. Helen

    I have been teaching Japanese students for years but had no idea that Halloween was in anyway celebrated in Japan, let alone that there was a big commercial side to it!

    I wonder why the stuff is taken out of the shops so early, before the event?

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    1. Elle Post author

      I have got caught out so many times. I thought I had lots of time left, went to the store to buy halloween goods and there was nothing there. It baffles me why it comes down so early. I haven’t noticed it being replaced by Christmas goods, but I am on the watch this year to see just when it comes down and what is put up next!!

      They don’t do “trick or treat” normally, although it is slowly coming in. Supposedly there is an area of Setagaya ward in Tokyo that a whole neighbourhood does it. Its too far for me to go this year with bump, but in the future I hope to check that out. 🙂

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      1. Helen

        I don’t like trick or treating myself but will do some to please my daughter. Instead we are going to have a party with toffee apples and apple dunking 🙂

        It will be interesting to see when the Christmas stuff comes in …..

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        1. Elle Post author

          I just had the kids do trick or treat with my ILs last year, but I don’t know how it will work this year. I do love halloween, but the type of halloween we have in Ireland, not here. So I focus more on halloween crafts and stories and they will dress up on the day (if I am not in hospital!).

          Toffee apples sound delicious and apple dunking is always fun. 🙂

          Hard to believe Christmas is only around the corner!!

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