Would you ever wish someone a “lovely Halloween”? I kept seeing this phrase pop up in Halloween goods this year along with the more standard “Happy Halloween.” I think “lovely Halloween” may go the way of “heartful” (ハートフル), which is wasei Eigo (Japanese-created “English”) used to mean heart-warming, warm-hearted, or caring.*
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Part 4: 100-Yen Shops
I had planned to do a post with more writing tonight, but the metal grater I was using to grate ginger for dinner decided to take off a chunk of the skin on my right thumb right at the knuckle, so tonight’s post will briefer than usual.
The savior of many an expat with college loans, 100-yen shops carry kitchenware, home repair goods, and anything plastic you might need for your home. They are also the source for inexpensive Halloween costumes and decorations: witches’ hats, capes, garlands, gel stickers, figurines, silly string, banners, etc.