Yes, they do!
Halloween is almost upon us, but what exactly does that mean in Japan? Though Halloween is a decidedly American holiday more and more countries around the world are beginning to celebrate it in their own ways, and Japan is no exception. While it’s still not the national festival-for-all-ages that it is in America, you can find your share of parades, costume parties, and events.
Halloween in Japan first gained popularity when Tokyo Disneyland started holding Halloween events in the late 90s. Those events have continued ever since and have expanded across the whole country.
SO what exactly do they do for Halloween in Japan?
If you’re studying Japanese even as a beginner, you’ve probably already heard people talking about the JLPT. But what is it exactly, and should you be taking it too?
Every culture has many different sayings that don’t always make sense when translated. Think about, “It’s raining cats and dogs!” Or, “This dinner costs an arm and a leg!” Japanese is no exception. Here we’ve put together a collection of Japanese sayings and proverbs that all talk about autumn. Some use it literally, while others have figurative meanings. Have you come across any of these before?
Aki no ougi
It is the time when summer warmth is completely gone from the air so grab your coat and put that fan away!
By now we have all seen some of the adorable bento boxes (弁当) that children bring for lunch in Japan. But just in case you still don’t know about them, we’ll fill you in. Instead of being packed with plain rice and vegetables like a traditional Japanese bento box, the food is made into super adorable animals and shapes. Your mom may even make it look like your favorite anime character or a superhero from a movie.