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?
338
14
9
Live music events at Machiya
京町家の音楽
Tea master
茶道家
Inspiration of Buddha Statues
仏像
HOSHINOYA Kyoto
星のや 京都
Japanese hospitality
おもてなし
High-tech toilet
ハイテクトイレ
Shrine visit
参拝
Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)
人力車
Tokyo Sky Tree
東京スカイツリー
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Yakatabune
屋形船
Kachaashii
カチャーシー
Utaki
御嶽
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
Public market
公設市場
Japan
VOCALOID
Spain
Negima! Magester Negi Magi
France
The Royal Doll Orchestra
Austraria
Final Fantasy X
I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
NEXT GENERATION
TOYOTA x STUDIO4°C collaboration begins a new PES Project called “Next Generation”
Picks
楊枝
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
Kimono
着物
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
WHISKY
ウイスキー
SUSHI
寿司
KAISEKI
懐石
RAMEN
ラーメン
TAKU OBATA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
KOHEI NAWA
YAYOI KUSAMA
MENBURYU
SANJA MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
IAI
居合
NOH
JUDO
柔道
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人