- A popular Japanese Halloween subculture encourages participants to dress as ordinary people in mundane situations.
- The annual tradition was started on Daily Portal Z in 2014 by adults who “kind of wanted to participate in the festivities of Halloween, but were too embarrassed.”
- The concept grew in popularity as people began posing and posting photos of themselves dressing up as people doing everyday activities.
Shifting away from elaborate costumes and make-up, the Japanese Jimi (mundane) Halloween subculture encourages participants to dress as ordinary people in mundane situations.
The annual tradition was started on Japanese meme site Daily Portal Z in 2014 by adults who “kind of wanted to participate in the festivities of Halloween, but were too embarrassed to go all out in witch or zombie costumes,” according to Spoon & Tamago. The concept grew in popularity as people began posing and posting photos of themselves dressing up as ordinary people doing everyday activities.
- Keio Corporation, one of Tokyo’s main train operators, recently asked the city’s residents to avoid commuting in scary costumes this weekend.
- “When going out to celebrate Halloween, please refrain from boarding the train while wearing costumes that may make other passengers feel uneasy or frightened,” Keio Corporation said in a recent announcement, as per SoraNews 24.
- The train operator also noted that it will “strengthen crime prevention measures” from Oct. 29 until Oct. 31, setting its crisis management level to “Severe Alert System.”
- There will also be more security guards present at different stations, as well as strengthened patrol operations.
- This is in response to an incident that occurred on Halloween last year in which a Japanese man named Kyota Hattori put on a Joker costume and injured 17 people during a knife and fire attack at Kokuryo train station in Tokyo’s western suburbs.
A main train operator in Tokyo recently requested that the city’s commuters avoid wearing scary costumes this weekend.
“When going out to celebrate Halloween, please refrain from boarding the train while wearing costumes that may make other passengers feel uneasy or frightened,” Keio Corporation said in a recent announcement, as per SoraNews24.
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