I arrived early - this event is always so, so busy and draws such a mixture of people; from Japanese ex-pats looking for a taste of home, Cosplay-ers showing off their crazy costumes or just a group of "lads" doing the most terrible karaoke I have ever heard in the gaming zone. I (predictably) spent most of my time int the fashion area, resisting taking all of the plushies home with me... The food area is such a treat too with Japanese street food at really reasonable prices - all the sadder that my chewing capabilities are down at the moment when takoyaki was only £3 (deep fried balls of pancake with octopus tentacles inside - way nicer than it sounds, believe me!).
|Imagine how little I'd get done if I had a Nintendo DS?|
|Taking over the O2 - this was the fashion and food area.|
|This is what my childhood looked like.|
|Giant miso soup.|
|Have a break - have a purple sweet potato mini KitKat?|
|The rainbow one really, really wanted to come home with me.|
|Matcha and red bean shaved ice.|
Have you visited Hyper Japan?