Guess every one is happy about last night. My son fulfilled his Halloween wish by actually getting into his ghilly suit ( a camouflage suit used by snipers) and hiding in the bushes near the house like so.
He had a limited number of 'customers' as he put it, as we are on a side street which means most of the 'flow' just goes on by. One group he was after, a bunch of girls who are also at the same bus stop as he, were suitably scared, annoyed, titilated as I think he had hoped. On the other hand, a group of much younger children passed by, told my son to take it easy on kids that age, and a small girl among them, dressed as a princess, spotted him, and while she poked him, said, You look silly!'. So much for brutal honestly, eh?
He got bored and went over to a neighbors house, on the 'main drag', with much more cover in which to lurk in and pounce, and apparently enjoyed much more sucess, so much so that when I came back home from picking up his mother, he had shouted himself hoarse.
I dressed up too; got into my old 道義 with my 2 木刀 and wore the old ぞうり I still have. But alas, no one around to take a photo, so you'll have to use the imagination. The people who came by thought I was a Ninja (No, Jinja did not dress this way!) Sure wish I could find a good samurai wig, not a chonmage, and an eye patch, then I could go about as Yagu Jyubei.