Tag Archives: halloween

Fun Link Friday: Halloween Bento Roundup

Work has been a bit hectic lately, so a proper search for new Halloween bento in 2016 didn’t get underway, but in case you’re feeling both hungry and spooky, here’s some quick links to our past reports on Halloween-themed bento! Happy … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Halloween costumes in Tokyo

Halloween has really become a much bigger event in Japan in recent years. The Omotesando Halloween Pumpkin Parade and the Magic of Halloween Parade in Tokyo showcase the growing enthusiasm for getting into the Halloween spirit, or at least making … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Halloween Bento 2013

Images are from Cookpad. They are linked to their original recipes and credited. I do one of these articles every year, but now I want to start documenting the numbers, since I have a theory that Halloween in Japan is … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Shoraida – The Rice Paddy Ghosts

We’ve featured Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai on Shinpai Deshou before, but in the spirit of Halloween, I’d like to highlight a story from the region where Hokuriku meets Chubu: The great Hida mountain range of stretches between Gifu and Nagano prefectures. In … Continue reading

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Resource: The Obakemono Project

Happy Halloween, everyone! You’re probably working on a costume for some party this weekend, so we’ll keep today’s resource brief. The Obakemono Project! Okay, so this isn’t a traditional resource per se, but it’s a really fun site having to … Continue reading

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Fun Link(s) Friday: Halloween Bento Roundup 2012

Add a bit of spooky fun to your lunch this October with some of these Halloween-themed bentos from around the web! Neatorama has two collections of Halloween bento this year: “Delightful Halloween Bento Boxes” and “More Halloween Bento Boxes.” Wendy … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Halloween at Baskin Robbins, Japan

Documenting of the evolution of Halloween in Japan is one of my favorite visual anthropology side projects. Unfortunately, I don’t live as close to a Baskin Robbins, one of the original Halloween taste-makers, as I did in my study-abroad days, … Continue reading

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Fun Link(s) Friday: Halloween Bento

In Japan and missing Halloween? Celebrating Halloween and missing Japan? Why not combine the two with a delicious Halloween bento? Makiko Itoh of Just Bento and Just Hungry has featured a variety of Halloween-themed bento art from bento bloggers across … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Yôkai Train

As many of my fellow expats and I are gearing up for Halloween here in Japan, Japan’s native season of ghosts, ghouls, and things that go bump in the night is in late summer, around Obon. At the risk of … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Halloween Prank Videos

Nothing says ‘Halloween’ like pranks to terrify your friends and family. And believe me, Japan is no exception. Japanese TV shows love to play all kinds of pranks on people, scary or otherwise, and we’ve selected a few here for … Continue reading

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