It’s an annual tradition at Halloween celebrations in Japan.
And if you’re not familiar with it, it’s when Japanese kids dressed up in costumes and dressed up as their favourite Japanese supernatural characters, such as ghosts and witches.
The children’s Halloween celebration is one of the most popular in Japan and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
Now, the annual tradition has been resurrected as an animated series on Crunchyroll, with the series’ creator, Juzo Watanabe, saying it will be a feature-length animated feature.
“It’s really interesting to think about what will happen if you cross cherry trees with ghost tales,” Watanabas comments.
“You can’t say that a ghost story would happen in real life.”
It is a concept that has been revived on TV series such as Ghost Stories, and it’s still a very popular Japanese Halloween tradition, with Halloween-themed merchandise being sold in supermarkets and even at Halloween parties.
“We’re trying to capture the feeling of Halloween in Japan with this story,” Watamabas explains.
“There’s no way I can tell a ghost tale that would be like Halloween in real world.”
The first two episodes of the series are scheduled to air on April 22 and 24.
Watch the first episode of the upcoming series here: Ghost Stories Ghost stories: What happens if you take cherries from cherries and cross them with ghosts?
Ghost stories from Japan: What happens when a cherry gets crossed with a ghost?