Bake-neko (literally “changed” or “supernatural” cat) are a common occurrence in Japanese mythology and what better time to celebrate them than Halloween? Admittedly, Halloween might be a couple of weeks away but that doesn’t stop people getting into the spirits for this annual Kagurazaka event. All are welcome, and there is even a make-up service that runs from 10am (¥1,000 for adults; ¥500 for children) to get you ready to impress. The parade takes place between 2pm and 3pm, but there are other performances and activities put on throughout the day.
Late Oct 2021