Halloween in Japan gets bigger and better each year and has grown into an event with costume contests in various nightclubs starting, in some cases, a week before and lasting a week after Halloween itself.
This year, in the Shibuya area, many streets have been blocked off from traffic so that revelers, including anime characters, monsters, ghouls and beasts could roam, drink and party in the streets. The party atmosphere and creative and colorful costumes attract many photographers and TV camera crews from both in Japan and all over the world.
In our short video you'll get a glimpse of some of the thousands of partygoers who paraded through the streets many in costumes and others just observing and taking pictures.
To ensure safety, extra police officers have been on duty during this Halloween season to prevent fights, accidents and/or other problems.© Japan Today