All Hallow’s Eve in Shibuya (Or, The Human Tide)

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.)

Enjoy!

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At the door of our favorite bar/skewer spot.
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Cutest pumpkin patch ever

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Cry baby
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Taxi girls take a selfie.
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Need I say more?
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Coco-inspired crew
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Adorable drunken couple
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For the Ghibli fans in the house…
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I bought a hat from this bunny.
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Spooky Snow Whites
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These young men and I were a little in love with each other.
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So many adorable bunnies
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We found Waldo(s)!
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Giraffey and Witchy Woman in the heart of downtown
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Check out this rabbit’s amazing origami head!
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Bwahahahaaaaa!
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Oh did we mention that there was a Brazilian batucada with samba dancers randomly getting down in a store front? Because Halloween in Shibuya, that’s why.
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Giraffey finds his long-lost cousin
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Volunteer trash collectors. The waste from this event has been a major problem for Shibuya in recent years…enter dedicated youth volunteers! We didn’t get any pics of ourselves picking up waste (our hands were pretty dirty, and we were pretty focused), so this will serve as an example… ❤
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Our Crew

And finally…our last crossing of the evening (around 10:30 p.m.). Oh what a night!

3 thoughts on “All Hallow’s Eve in Shibuya (Or, The Human Tide)

  1. Thanks for sharing the description and so many great photos of the costumed revellers!! Looks like lots of fun. I somehow had missed that the trash pick-up was generated from the party! Now I understand! Take vinyl or latex gloves next time?? Xoxo

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