I can’t resist posting a few shots from last night’s sojourn into the most epic Halloween party I have ever attended, in downtown Shibuya, the heart of youth culture in Tokyo. Oh my goodness. Here are a few shots, which don’t even begin to describe what it felt like to be amidst what was very likely a (literal) million partygoers, in some of the most creative, cute, funny, and scary costumes I have ever seen. (Note: I tended to focus on cute and creative, as I have never enjoyed the twisting of the holy day that is Samhain towards fear and terror.)
We’ll start with a 1-minute vid that hopefully gives you a sense of what it was like to cross the street. (Note: This was early in the evening…it got busier as the night went on. (Notice police officers using caution tape as a herding device.)
And finally…our last crossing of the evening (around 10:30 p.m.). Oh what a night!