Why Halloween…….?

Posted on Oct 28, 2010 in Hiroko's Blog

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!