Dec
28
2012

Hyper Japan Christmas 2012

Gouka Seishi, Hyper Japan 2012

On Sunday the 25th of November I made my way to an event called “Hyper Japan Christmas” at Earl’s Court in London. Hyper Japan Christmas was held over a three day period in London.

Hyper Japan is held at other times in London, but I was given a free ticket to this event, so I thought I would go. Most readers of this site might know already that I’m not a massive fan of anime/manga culture etc, but I am to anything usually. I thought I would check out the event as it is a Japanese culture, plus I had seen pictures before by friends on Twitter who had visited before.

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When I walked in, I liked this display to the right showing the hisory of Ukiyo-E which are woodblock prints.

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I really liked these below, Gundam and of course the Samurai poster to the right?

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Walking around the event, I saw cute shops and items like these decorated macaroons *not edible*.

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and right next to the decorated macaroons, they had “real” macaroons which are edible. I of course had a few of them :D .

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Ramune! Ramune (ラムネ) is a type of lemonade from Japan that uses a weird ball in the top of the bottle of make the drink fizz? i’ve only tried one flavour, bu these looked so nice.

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Pretz

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So many flavours of Pretz!

Kit Kats

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They had so many packs of Japanese Kit Kats…but for £17? Seriously? £17!!

I saw this cute Pocky bag.

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at a small shop with this “Kawaii Stuff” sign.

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which is called Tofu Cute.

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I loved the cute Tofu character….kawaii!!!

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random gifts, such as these purses?

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The event also had many games and DVD’s for sale..including these SNES games. Earth Worm Jim! A classic.

Anime figures..

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Dragon Ball Z – Goku, I think?

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The event also had a sake tasting area, for £10 you could try many different sakes from around Japan. I didn’t try this, but a friend of mine said he highly enjoyed it.

Around Hyper Japan, many people dressed up as well.

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and Nintendo had an area for the Wii-U.

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This was one of my favourite signs for the Japanese ice they had available..

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featuring the cute Totoro :D . Have a nice ice day ;) !

More cute characters..

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the event was prety mixed with people fitting many age groups.

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and people dressed up as Sumo characters..

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The event was pretty good :) , and it had many food stalls as well featuring Okonomiyaki, Yakisoba, Takoyaki etc.

A quick warning to some people though…if you do go to a future event, take plenty of money.

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About the Author: Keith Morrell

はじめましてキースです。よろしくおねがいします。 Hello I'm Keith. I'm 25, a Graphic and Web designer from England. I love design, photography, Japanese culture and much more. I have travelled to Japan twice and I currently live in Huddersfield, England. I use this blog to try show the World what I like about Japan, Design & Photography.

  • Ged_in_London

    Nice write-up Keith! I really enjoyed Hyper Japan too but agree with you, some things were way over priced but other than that I thought it was great!