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Updated: Oct. 28, 2017 at 2:24 PM
Kids, families dress up for Kawasaki Halloween parade
Each year, thousands of people gather for a series of Halloween parades in Kawasaki, Japan. On October 28, 2017, the city held its family-friendly version.
On October 29, 2017, the city hosts a parade for adults. Photos by Keizo Mori/UPI
Children dressed up as everything from
's Woody to minions from
It was the 21st anniversary of the Kawasaki Halloween parade. Kawasaki is in Kanagawa prefecture, about 12 miles south of Tokyo.
The day before the main Halloween parade, Kawasaki hosts one just for children and their families.
To walk in the main parade on October 29, participants must be at least
high school age
Only children elementary age and younger were allowed to participate, but they must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 16.
A participant poses for camera during a Halloween parade in Kawasaki, Kanagawa-prefecture, Japan on October 28, 2017. About 1500 kids dressed in costumes take part in the ceremony to celebrate Halloween. Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI
Children attending Saturday's parade were able to have their faces painted.
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