Today Christmas has completely blended into Japanese culture. The triumph of commercialism is complete; there absolutely no religious aspect of the holiday except among Japan’s very small minority of Christians. Now new culture is invading here again from the West – mainly from America. It is Halloween.
Window cases of shops and stores are decorated with Halloween characters. Pastry stores sell Halloween themed bread, cakes, candies and ice cream. Even a tofu maker is getting on the band wagon – Halloween tofu…tofu is flavored with orange kabocha squash!