Selfie Sticks, Decapitated Babies, and a Party Bus: Halloween in Tokyo

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Selfie Sticks, Decapitated Babies, and a Party Bus: Halloween in Tokyo

Photographer Dan Wilton sent us some of the photos he took while wandering around Tokyo's Roppongi district on Friday night.
November 3, 2014, 5:00pm

This post originally appeared on VICE UK

Before I flew out here, someone told me that Halloween isn't that big of a deal in Japan. I had a feeling they might be wrong, a feeling compounded by the reams of Halloween bunting strewn all over my hotel an entire three weeks before October 31.

Sure enough, this past Friday the inhabitants, day-trippers, and drunken tourists of central Tokyo collectively lost their minds, marauding around the sake-soaked district of Roppongi dressed as decapitated babies, goth nuns and, in one case, some kind of Chippendale Batman. I walked around Roppongi, as well as the backstreets of Shibuya and Shinjuku, pointing my camera at everyone. Here are some of my favorite photos.

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See more of Dan's photos on his website and blog.