I am sorry to say that I cried a few angry tears at this point and tried my best to convince Theo that Halloween was usually a lot more fun than wandering deserted streets and having doors slammed in your face. I finally decided to take him to a neighbouring French town where their lack of morals allows them to actually be neighbourly, friendly to children, and give out candy.
|Theo as one of his favourite toys: a Rubik's cube|
Once again Halloween has come and this time we live in a country that does not celebrate Halloween. It seems like Japan wants to adopt the holiday, if all of the Halloween related stickers, candy, and knickknacks in stores means anything, but it certainly has not gone mainstream enough for trick or treating. I certainly wouldn't feel any animosity towards my neighbours this time for looking at me blankly if I showed up on their doorstep with a child in costume. Instead, we organized with the English teachers in our area for Theo to come by in the evening to trick or treat. He got to knock on a few doors, proudly show off his costume, collect a treasure trove of candy, and head home. He had a great time. Thanks to all that made it a great evening!
|William the teddy bear and Theo the Rubik's cube|