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Pure TokyoScope PODCAST #64: The History of SHIBUYA HALLOWEEN HAVOC!
Matt Alt and Patrick Macias bring you pop culture from Japan
It’s a spooky bone-chilling new episode of the PURE TOKYOSCOPE Podcast as Matt Alt and Patrick Macias recount the terrifying decades-long events that have led to this year’s total ban of all Halloween events in Tokyo’s Shibuya ward. Can your nerves handle the shock of the Tokyo gaijin Halloween train, that video of the truck being flipped over, and a total alcohol sales ban? Listen on… IF YOU DARE!
Sign outside Shibuya Station in Tokyo, October, 2023
NO EVENTS FOR HALLOWEEN ON SHIBUYA STREETS video produced by the Shibuya-ku official YouTube channel
The 2018 Shibuya Halloween Truck Flip
2013 Shibuya Halloween video by Tokyo Fashion
Halloween Tokyo Gaijin Train, 2007
Traditional Japanese Halloween costumes known as “Minions”
What is the PURE TOKYOSCOPE Podcast? Well… Author and fellow Substack writer Matt Alt and I have been recording together for about a year now. I still can’t believe we’ve made it all the way to episode 53.
Our show is a mix of Japanese pop culture news and features and some of our best episodes to date have been:
PURE TOKYOSCOPE usually comes out every week on Wednesdays (US time), but we’re experimenting with early launches of the latest episode a few days early right here via this newsletter on Substack.
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