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Happy Halloween! : A small party at a small tavarn in a small bakery


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“What? Are you having a party? It’s tomorrow night, right?”

     I was surprised at a sudden announcement about a Halloween party. I found the info at facebook on the night before that Mairo was having a Halloween party on October 26. Mairo is a tiny bakery near my apartment and it sometimes holds interesting events such as Halloween parties. But I didn’t think they would have a Halloween party this year because I knew the baker was expecting and she was having a tough time in the early months of pregnancy. mairo 2

      So, I sent messages to my friends to take part in the party together right away. Actually it takes much time to decide on what to wear or/and to become, and to prepare costumes for joining a Halloween party not only for me but also others. I always make my own costumes, but I did not have that time this year. That is why I decided to become a zombie this time because I did not need to prepare an elaborate costume.mairo 3

     It is just a 20-minute walk from my apartment to the baker. But I did not think I should walk for the party. You know, I was wearing a terrible zombie make-up…blacken and bloodied face and sunken eyes…I did not want to scare someone on a dark street at night…What if someone would have a heart attack because of my appearance? So, I asked a friend of mine to pick me up. I prayed not to meet anyone but the friend before getting to the bread shop when I left my apartment. mairo 4

     I pressed the elevator button and waited it. It came up and the door opened. I was relieved to see no one there. When I got into the elevator, it started going down. I hope I won’t see anyone…The door opened on the first floor and a woman was about to get it in, and then she gasped at the sight of me. “Ah…good evening…” I said that and got off the elevator quickly…Halloween has become very popular in Japan as well but many people, especially senior citizens, don’t have a clue about it even now. mairo 5

     My friend had not arrived yet when I went outside from my apartment building. He was surprised when I got in his car saying, “I didn’t think you were waiting outside. Didn’t you see anyone?” I moaned and replied, “Yes, I did!!!*+%&#×÷★☆!!!” mairo 6

     When we entered the shop, the expectant baker, her sister, a new baker, and a woman welcomed us jubilantly. “Wow! What a scary! Thank you for coming!” Actually, Mairo, the bakery, changes to a tavern on Friday night. So, the last woman is the tavern’s shop master. The participants in the Halloween party bought their drinks and foods at the bar counter. We hoped someone came to the tavern without knowing about the Halloween party because we wanted to surprise them with our scary-looking make-ups and costumes. But only party-goers showed up at that time. Of course, we enjoyed ourselves having delicious foods and drinks and chatting. We also enjoyed taking photos , posting them on facebook, and then checking them with our own cellphones right away. What an era!

The Halloween Party at Mairo in 2011: "Trick or treat?" "Here they really come!"


ハロ1       Trick or treat? There was a Halloween party at Mairo, the bakery shop in Meito-ku, on October 29. It was an annual party. How time flies! The last year party seemed like only the event of the previous day…Does that mean I have become older? Anyway, the party was really fun as always!

     This year I invited two new people to the party. One is a friend at mixi, the social network in Japan, and another one is a sales clerk at a shopping center nearby.

     One day, the mixi friend wrote on his wall of Facebook, “I’ve got three days off at the end of this month. What shall I do?” So, I left a comment, “I’m going to take part in a Halloween party on 29. It’s held at a bakery shop where customers do something. How about coming to Nagoya and going to the party together with me?” He lives in Tokyo, though, he came!  ハロ2

     The clerk sells ladies clothing and I sometimes buy clothes there. So we are acquainted. I have talked to her about the Halloween party before, and one day when I dropped by she asked me, “Is the Halloween party you have mentioned before going to be held this year, too?” So, I replied, “Yes, it’s on 29. Why don’t you come? It’ll be fun!” And she came with a friend of hers.

     All the participants were wearing costumes at the bakery shop. So were the bakery’s owner and staffers, of course! I don’t know whether it’s because people can act other characters or show their real characters in costumes and thick make-ups, but all of them were really excited and enjoyed ourselves at the party talking to many monsters over delicious food. mairo34

     At 8 o’clock p.m. we in all Halloween costumes went outside and walked to a house near the bakery shop. “Trick or treat?!” We shouted. The door opened and it revealed through the light that the house, which was traditional Japanese style, was not suited to a Western event…But the residents welcomed us, all of who were wearing strange costumes and make-ups, warmly and gave us sweet treats…Actually, they were very excited to see us and took our photos frantically, saying, “Here they really come!” ハロ3

     All of the participants looked happy and content when we came back to the bakery. We had a really good time together. What a life! I am really lucky to be pleased with many nice friends! I’m sure the two of new comers also had a great time! I knew it because of their expressions! I was very happy to see them and the other participants laughing!

     I can enjoy a quality of life because Japan is still peaceful in spite of that it has many problems, such as the nuclear accident, the recovery from the great earthquake and the tsunami, the typhoon damages, TPP issue, etc…I’m thankful for each day and pray for peace in the world.

Mairo: #2-1112, Umemorizaka, Meito-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan


Halloween Party at Mairo in 2010


      Happy Halloween! There was a Halloween party at Mairo, the bakery, last night, though, Halloween has not come for another week. There were many delicious food and drink, and nice people in the party, and I had a really good time there.5467629_817185526_28large.jpg-a

     The bread shop began holding the party last year, and I’m surprised that one year had already passed.     

The party last year (http://wp.me/p16bjt-I) had been really crazy, but this year’s was, of course, raging! TS3N0845

     Fallen angels, a vampire, a Death, pirates, a dog, a cat, a cheerleader, witches, a rabbit, anime characters, a crazy fan of Dragon’s, damned nurses, a space alien…funny!TS3N0863

     Mairo is not an ordinary bakery, but is an experience-based one! Of course, they sell lots of wonderful bread and light meals. Why don’t you join us next time when they throw an interesting party?マイロ正面

Mairo, the bakery:
     2-1112 Umemorizaka, Meito-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

About One Month Earlier Halloween Costume Party at Mairo


     Accio friends!

     There was a costume party again at Mairo last Sunday. Isn’t it earlier for Halloween? Yes, it is. The title of the party was About One Month Earlier Halloween Costume Party! That was really exciting! 仮装16

     Mairo is a bakery café near my apartment. They hold many events, and had the first costume party last June. They had the second one because the first one was really heated up. (  https://moshimoshimo.wordpress.com/2009/06/22/the-costume-party-at-mair/) I was able to have fun with my friends and to make many new friends this time as well! TS3N0055

     It’s a bit difficult to express the party with words…so…look at photos! I hope you’ll join us next time!









MAIRO (Cafe & Bakery)
Address: 2-1112, Umemorizaka, Meito-ku, Nagoya
TEL: 090-6098-0160
Webpage: http://www.k2.dion.ne.jp/~bluerose/index.htm



The Costume Party at Mairo


      Have you ever taken part in a consume party? I have! Actually there was one last Sunday at a tiny bakery shop named Mairo run by two beautiful sisters. The older sister has organized the party. That was really fun. Although it was the first time to see each other for most of us, we shared the time and the fantastic atmosphere, and enjoyed chatting over delicious food as like we’d known each other for a long time. Maybe I don’t need to write anything about the party. Moreover, it’s difficult for me to express it with words. So, look at pictures below…









チアリーダー となかい&ハワイアン ぬこ


変人1 変人2

マイロ~ 千寿

Milo’s webpage: http://www.k2.dion.ne.jp/~bluerose/mairopage1.htm