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Happy Halloween and a Healthy Newborn Baby!: Do you know Japanese people love to party?

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As you know, Japan is not a Christian country. Nevertheless, most of the Japanese celebrate Christmas, and recently many of them have become enjoying Halloween as well without understanding the essence. Actually I’m one of them…

     Not only Christmas and Halloween but also many cultural things are used commercially in this country, and ironically many people including me like to get in on the crazes! You might have thought Japanese people are shy and quiet. Well, in a way, you’re right. But interestingly they also love to party!

     There was a Halloween party at Mairo, the bakery store, near my apartment last October 26. Actually, the shop holds a Halloween party every year, and I take part in all of them…But this time it was not only to enjoy disguising themselves for the participants but also to celebrate the debut day for a newborn baby of the baker.

     I was able to meet the angel and many of my friends there. We had a wonderful time over delicious food, beer, wine, spirits like vodka, and jack-o’-lantern-shaped cake. I suppose no one was thinking about Celtic or Christian cultures during the party. But I think it’s okay if many people can drive off their gloom in unusual costumes with their friends over delicious food and drink even though they don’t understand the meanings of the original event.

     I appreciate the bakery to have had such a wonderful party and wish the baby a promising future!

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

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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
http://www.k2.dion.ne.jp/~bluerose/access.html

 

Halloween Party at Mairo in 2010

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      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
http://ameblo.jp/panya-mairo/

About One Month Earlier Halloween Costume Party at Mairo

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     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!

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

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