Yokai Costume Parade

1. In Japanese folklore, hyakki yagyo is a night parade of 100 yokais (monsters and goblins). This is said to have occurred during the Heian era, when noblemen carried talismans bestowed by their fortunetellers to avoid running into yokais.

2. Ichijo Dori street where hyakki yagyo is said to have taken place is now called “Yokai Street” and various yokai festivities are held here.

3. One popular event is the Yokai Costume Parade, which recreates the hyakki yagyo in the present day. While some marchers wear ghastly realistic costumes and others are clad in cute outfits, all participants enjoy the parade in their own fashion.

4. In recent years, many international tourists can be spotted along the parade route. Terrified screaming kids are a common sight at this event.

2013-02-19 04:17:56
YOKAI COSTUME PARADE: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Yokai Costume Parade of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
2013-02-24 08:27:16
YOKAI COSTUME PARADE: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Yokai Costume Parade of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
2013-02-27 03:02:47
It all fun and games, even after the children run terrified... LOL YOKAI COSTUME PARADE: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Yokai Costume Parade of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
2013-03-01 02:47:25
YOKAI COSTUME PARADE: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Yokai Costume Parade of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
2013-03-24 10:14:08
YOKAI COSTUME PARADE: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Yokai Costume Parade of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
2013-03-28 22:27:37
Its cooooool! There are still many findings in Japan. YOKAI COSTUME PARADE: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Yokai Costume Parade of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
2013-09-07 08:04:13
YOKAI COSTUME PARADE: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Yokai Costume Parade of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
2014-07-16 07:52:39
Hum... seems like I'm doing this too! YOKAI COSTUME PARADE: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/traditions/ Do you think Yokai Costume Parade of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?
315
13
9
Kyoto confectionary
京菓子
Secrets of autumn colors
紅葉
I am your Yuzen
友禅の色
Yokai Costume Parade
百鬼夜行
Idol
アイドル
High-tech toilet
ハイテクトイレ
Capsule hotel
カプセルホテル
Mt. Fuji
富士山
Monja
もんじゃ
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Sanshin
三線
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
France
The Royal Doll Orchestra
Mexico
Street Fighter 4
Italy
One Piece
Japan
Saint Seiya
The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
NEXT GENERATION
TOYOTA x STUDIO4°C collaboration begins a new PES Project called “Next Generation”
Daruma
達磨
Japanese sake
日本酒
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
KAISEKI
懐石
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
RICE CAKES
SUSHI
寿司
TAKU OBATA
Nerhol
TABAIMO
YAYOI KUSAMA
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
AWA ODORI
NEBUTA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI