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(Cracked)   As with most things, the Japanese have taken Halloween to a whole new level of weird   (cracked.com) divider line 22
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11507 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Oct 2013 at 9:25 AM (48 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-10-18 12:48:22 AM
i.crackedcdn.com
off-brand batman laughs at your shenanigans
 
2013-10-18 09:28:16 AM
So I click on the link hoping for this:

s18.postimg.org


And instead get this:

s17.postimg.org
 
2013-10-18 09:32:24 AM
Wow for a cracked list this is pretty bad.  I don't mind cracked too much, seems like most of fark hates it but this is subpar even for their standards.
 
2013-10-18 09:32:31 AM
The monkey looked pretty creepy.

/right down my alley.
 
2013-10-18 09:36:19 AM
img.fark.net


img.fark.net
 
2013-10-18 09:39:10 AM
i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-18 09:41:40 AM
blog.zap2it.com
Unimpressed.
 
2013-10-18 09:47:39 AM
That was pretty damn lame.
 
2013-10-18 10:17:16 AM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [img.fark.net image 568x488]


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That's making me laugh entirely way too much.

/The eyeball makes me want to go as one of The Residents for Halloween.  Kinda.
 
2013-10-18 10:31:03 AM
Let me burst a bubble here - they don't do halloween here in Japan, so when I saw this article on Cracked I was wondering what the hell they were talking about. Then again, since it's Cracked, I hardly expected much research to go into it.
 
2013-10-18 11:03:01 AM
I don't know why TFA frames these pictures as being so terrifying. Subby had it right... they're weird. some get a little eerie, but I don't find myself at all frightened by someone with a little Santa doll sitting on his head. It's just silly.
 
2013-10-18 11:03:46 AM

marine0352: Let me burst a bubble here - they don't do halloween here in Japan, so when I saw this article on Cracked I was wondering what the hell they were talking about. Then again, since it's Cracked, I hardly expected much research to go into it.


Sure they do.  I've taken part of Halloween events in Japan.  Japanese are slowly adopting it, though most events are driven by foreigners.  You can find Halloween events in most major cities.  Smaller ones, not so much.

The Osaka-loop Halloween event is wicked fun.

farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2013-10-18 11:10:46 AM

marine0352: Let me burst a bubble here - they don't do halloween here in Japan


Sure they do - they just call it Comiket.
 
2013-10-18 11:23:45 AM
i.crackedcdn.com

Oh, hey! I have that mask! :D

i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-18 11:40:57 AM

Count_Crackula: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [img.fark.net image 568x488]


[img.fark.net image 530x492]

That's making me laugh entirely way too much.

/The eyeball makes me want to go as one of The Residents for Halloween.  Kinda.


I double dog dare you.
 
2013-10-18 12:01:19 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Count_Crackula: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [img.fark.net image 568x488]


[img.fark.net image 530x492]

That's making me laugh entirely way too much.

/The eyeball makes me want to go as one of The Residents for Halloween.  Kinda.

I double dog dare you.


Maybe next year.  I don't have time to get a properly fitted tux.
 
2013-10-18 12:54:23 PM

passthedutchie: marine0352: Let me burst a bubble here - they don't do halloween here in Japan, so when I saw this article on Cracked I was wondering what the hell they were talking about. Then again, since it's Cracked, I hardly expected much research to go into it.

Sure they do.  I've taken part of Halloween events in Japan.  Japanese are slowly adopting it, though most events are driven by foreigners.  You can find Halloween events in most major cities.  Smaller ones, not so much.


Yeeeeah, you have to be in one of the mega-metropolises to find two handfuls of people to do Halloween with. Maybe in Osaka or Tokyo-sized places you can find a decent party, but otherwise it's as Marine says. It's non-existent.

You just know that if they DO adopt it, it's going to be "unique", the way Christmas and Valentine's Day are. I wonder what they'll come up with.
 
2013-10-18 01:29:15 PM
catfishclub.jp
 
2013-10-18 01:51:21 PM

passthedutchie: marine0352: Let me burst a bubble here - they don't do halloween here in Japan, so when I saw this article on Cracked I was wondering what the hell they were talking about. Then again, since it's Cracked, I hardly expected much research to go into it.

Sure they do.  I've taken part of Halloween events in Japan.  Japanese are slowly adopting it, though most events are driven by foreigners.  You can find Halloween events in most major cities.  Smaller ones, not so much.

The Osaka-loop Halloween event is wicked fun.

[farm1.staticflickr.com image 500x375]


I'm not talking about the Yamanote loop that annoys most Japanese every year. In my years here, I've seen very little going on and definitely nothing widespread.
 
2013-10-18 02:55:08 PM
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Chōchin are a type of lantern used traditionally in Japan as lights. A spiral frame of split bamboo is wrapped in paper or silk to protect the flame inside from the wind. Plastic version with electric lights are often used as novelties. "Date" can mean showy, flashy, or fashionable, so a datechochin is an ostentatious lighting decoration.
 
2013-10-18 04:59:46 PM

marine0352: passthedutchie: marine0352: Let me burst a bubble here - they don't do halloween here in Japan, so when I saw this article on Cracked I was wondering what the hell they were talking about. Then again, since it's Cracked, I hardly expected much research to go into it.

Sure they do.  I've taken part of Halloween events in Japan.  Japanese are slowly adopting it, though most events are driven by foreigners.  You can find Halloween events in most major cities.  Smaller ones, not so much.

The Osaka-loop Halloween event is wicked fun.

[farm1.staticflickr.com image 500x375]

I'm not talking about the Yamanote loop that annoys most Japanese every year. In my years here, I've seen very little going on and definitely nothing widespread.


of course they celebrate it.... every single day of the year... that is normal clothing for the Japanese.
 
2013-10-19 11:31:34 AM
They celebrate Halloween through the same cosmic filter of American holidays that they celebrate Christmas.  For example, last year the Christmas show I went to in Japan featured a laser-light show, fireworks, things on fire, and a reggae-rap version of I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.

Also, pretty tame representation of the weird stuff in Japan.
 
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