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.

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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?

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Although there were a few children, the majority of the participants were adults, and there were many creative and colorful costumes.

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The participants were separated into 3 groups of about 1,000 with a float leading the way.

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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.

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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.

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Below are pictures of some of the winners taken before the parade started.

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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.

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How did you spend your Halloween?

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