Halloween in Japan


It’s almost Halloween!
In Japan, Halloween is the only day of the year when you can dress up in costumes without hesitation.

Every year, so many people gather in Shibuya.

I’m not a fan of crowds, so I never go to Shibuya on Halloween.
But if you don’t have a problem with crowds, you should definitely try it out! You’ll be surprised!

So, for today’s lesson, let’s study some Japanese words that can be used on Halloween!


怖い(こわい)kowai / Scary

(Halloween no yoru wa obake ga ippai de kowai)
Halloween night is full of ghosts and scary!

仮装/wear a costume

仮装(かそう)kasou / wear a costume

(Kotoshi no Halloween wa donna kasou wo shiyou kana)
What kind of costume should we wear for Halloween this year?


びっくりする bikkuri suru / Surprise

(Machi wo aruite itara kyuu ni zombie ga detekite bikkuri shita)
I was surprised when I was walking down the street and suddenly a zombie came out!


おばけ (幽霊)obake (yuurei) / Ghost

(Obake wo shinjiru?)
Do you believe in ghosts?

お菓子をくれないといたずらしちゃうぞ/Trick or Treat!

By the way, this Halloween, we ECY are going to dress up as the Powerpuff Girls!
I’ll post more pictures soon, so please look forward to it!

Powerpuff Girls (Cartoon Network) 1998-2005 Shown from left: Blossom, Buttercup, Bubbles

See you in the next post!