October 13, 2016
We’re back in Japan now after spending a week in Hawaii, and it seems like everything has changed. It’s no longer sweltering hot here. It’s cool outside. We can wear jackets and sweaters! It’s my favourite temperature!
Not awkward product placement time: it’s cold enough now for our new Spudgy and Meemers hoodies now available on our store. Get them while you can! They’re so snuggly and lovely :D
Back to the topic of the video, we’re amazed at how gungho Japan is for Halloween. This is going to be our first Halloween in Japan, and we really don’t know what to expect. When we were getting off the airplane, the flight attendant had a bag of Halloween candy for everyone to pick at as they left. I thought it was just a quirk of the attendant, but I was so wrong. It feels like every store has Halloween themed stuff now. We showed you just some Halloween food specials, but there are decorations everywhere. At Don Quixote, which is one of the best stores in Japan, if not THE best, they’ve put all of their Halloween costumes on the main floor right at the front entrance, and also their cashiers are in costume. IT’S SO WONDERFUL!
I’m sorry if this is boring to you. Korea didn’t do Halloween like this. I don’t remember Canada being this passionate about Halloween, either (though I haven’t seen any Halloween decorations on houses here like I did in Canada). For real though, I’m a bit confused as to how much themed candy is being sold here. The packages we sold you look like the Halloween candy packages I’m used to. But if people aren’t giving out the candy for trick or treating, is everyone just buying the candy and doing the Stawski family tradition of turning off their lights and eating them in silence?
Also, we talked about the Baskin Robbins crazy video. Here’s the link to it. It’s so bad it’s good. I hope you love it as much as we do.
Anyhow, like we mentioned, it’s a shame that Trick or Treating isn’t big here, but to keep in the spirit of Trick or Treating, we want to give you, our lovely viewers, some special Halloween Candy from Japan. Let us know what you’re dressing up as for Halloween and we’ll pick one of you and mail you some candy! It’ll be kind of like reverse Halloween, because someone will knock on your door and give it to you. At least, they should. They better not just dump it on your front door and ring the doorbell and bail.
Otherwise, if you’d like to see some more footage from today, we’ve got extra scenes below. Check em out!