Kawasaki Halloween Parade
Last weekend, the annual Kawasaki Halloween Parade was held on a sunny and warm Saturday (October 31) afternoon near Tokyo with over 3,000 costumed participants and many more spectators.
The main festivities, including the start and end of the parade, was located in La Cittadella, a European style shopping center. Did I mention it was very crowded?
Although there were a few children, the majority of the participants were adults, and there were many creative and colorful costumes.
The participants were separated into 3 groups of about 1,000 with a float leading the way.
In the past few years, it seems that Halloween has become more popular in Tokyo (and Japan) and this very colorful parade was crowded indeed.
Below are a few videos of the parade.
At the end of the parade, the highly anticipated costume contest awarded the best costumes in several categories.
Below are pictures of some of the winners taken before the parade started.
There were more festivities in the evening, including a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, as the ghouls and goblins partied through the night.
How did you spend your Halloween?