Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas This Weekend

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If you have even the slightest leanings towards being an otaku ie Japanese geekdom, you absolutely have to go to Hyper Japan Christmas this weekend. Even if you haven't, it's a wonderful day out anyway.

I went to the Spring Hyper Japan event in February, and it's the closest I've come to feeling like I was actually in Tokyo - the clothes (and that includes the visitors), the shops, the food, the games. 

Hyper Japan Feb 2012
Me, S and a Panda

There are street fashion shows, martial arts and technology displays, sushi workshops, sake tastings, music and film showings and even a cosplay parade.

Hyper Japan definitely tends towards the trendy side of Japan, although there is also traditional food, drink and even beautiful pottery.

The pictures I took will explain better. Just go and immerse yourself in Japanese culture!


Hyper Japan Feb 2012
The debut of Ittenbari Ramen


Hyper Japan Feb 2012
Japanese sweets including Strawberry and Green Tea Mochi

Hyper Japan Feb 2012
I have no idea

Hyper Japan Feb 2012
Doki JapaneseTableware
Hyper Japan Feb 2012
Gothic Lolita Cakes


Hyper Japan Feb 2012
GODZILLA!


Hyper Japan Feb 2012
Manga Books, Magazines, Fashion, Anime, J-Pop ...


Hyper Japan Feb 2012
Okonomiyaki on a Stick!


Hyper Japan Feb 2012
Gaming Arcade with the latest from Nintendo and Sega

Hyper Japan Feb 2012
Freaky

Hyper Japan Feb 2012
Street food stalls selling tempura, ramen, okonomiyaki, takoyaki, donburi and more

Hyper Japan Feb 2012
Choco-Banana with sprinkles

Hyper Japan Feb 2012
Bento goodies

Hyper Japan Feb 2012
More Okonomiyaki and Tempura Prawns


Hyper Japan Feb 2012
Gundam Madness
Hyper Japan Feb 2012
Cookery demo and workshop


Hyper Japan Feb 2012
Kakigori - Shaved Ice

Hyper Japan Feb 2012
On Macarons

Hyper Japan Feb 2012
KAWAII (^_^)

Hyper Japan Feb 2012
Awards Ceremony
Hyper Japan Feb 2012
The majestic Tony Tony Chopper from ONE PIECE


Hyper Japan runs from this Friday to Sunday (23-25 November) at Earl's Court, London.

  • Tickets are £12 here (on the Door £15)
  • Late afternoon Ticket is £6 here (on the door £10)
  • Guests are listed here.
  • Stage Timetables here.
  • Full Exhibitors list here, including my favourites Doki Tableware, Nintendo, TOEI, NHK, Tofu Cute and Japan Centre.
  • Book for the Samurai Sword Workshop here.
  • Book for the Sushi Workshop here.

4 comments:

  1. The okonomiyaki-on-a-stick alone are a reason to go! I'm afraid to try cosplay. I think I'll enjoy it way too much. Like WAY too much.

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