Established in 1997, Kawasaki city’s Halloween event is famous for its large parade of costume-clad revellers, which attracted over 120,000 spectators last year. This year, however, organisers have decided to turn the annual affair into a global online event, allowing this Kanagawa prefecture city to celebrate the spooky season with people from all around the world without risking the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus.
Coronavirus might be threatening the world more than ghosts right now, but you can still dress up in your scariest outfit to ward off evil. Don your favourite costume and join the virtual Halloween celebration by sharing a short video of you and your friends on social media. Here’s a quick guide on how to participate and what to expect at Kawasaki Halloween – or KawaHallo, as the locals call it – online, taking place until October 31.