Tadashi

Onishi

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​2019年の渋谷ハロウィンは静かに始まった。2018年の酔った若者による暴挙を一因とした条例施行で一帯の飲酒が禁止されたこと、渋谷区が1億円を投じて警備を強化したことなどで、暴徒化する若者がほぼ皆無となったことなどもその理由だろう。また前年に大きく報道されたこともあり、見物客が増え一方仮装者が減り、今までのお互いに仮装を見せ合い騒ぐというより、見せるもの見に来たものが明確に分かれていた。しかし仮装者が見せるどこか孤独を感じる表情が変わらず垣間見えた。

 

Halloween 2019 in Shibuya began quietly. Due to the enforcement of the ordinance caused by the violence by drunk youth in 2018, Shibuya Ward has prohibited to drink in the public area and the strengthening of security by investing 100 million yen, etc. We saw less young people had become mob. The number of visitors increased while the number of disguise decreased because of the news of the violence widely broadcasted in Japan last year, and the visitors who had come to see and the costumed who show off each other's disguise  was clearly divided. However, the solitary look on their faces was glimpsed as same as before.

- Quoted from Silence in Capriccio -

People were absolutely ecstatic and enjoyed the costume party in the capriccio. The closeness of it, the silent moments, allowed them to express their true faces behind their personas. It might imply our wishes to escape the busy city life.

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