Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Hyper Japan - The 02 12.07.2015

Hyper Japan just gets bigger and better every year. I attended last year and so had an idea of what to expect but being held in the O2 was a huge improvement on past venues. Spreading across three areas the exhibition was such an immersion into Japanese culture and a great way to escape London for a few hours without the 12 hour flight.

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!).

Hyper Japan 2015
Imagine how little I'd get done if I had a Nintendo DS?
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Taking over the O2 - this was the fashion and food area.
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This is what my childhood looked like.

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Giant miso soup.
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Have a break - have a purple sweet potato mini KitKat? 
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The rainbow one really, really wanted to come home with me.
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Matcha and red bean shaved ice.
If you can't wait until next summer for your hit of all things Japanese then fear not - the Hyper Japan Christmas market is coming to Tobacco Dock on the 27th-29th November - see you there!

Have you visited Hyper Japan?


  1. I think I need to visit the Christmas market!

  2. This looks so much fun - definitely count me in for the Christmas market!

    - Elodie x

  3. That rainbow one definitely would have come home with me I think! xx

  4. Wow this is so cool!! London is good for stuff like this. But sweet potato Kitkats, what!?

  5. great post and pictures. I didn't go this year but hopefully the next :)


  6. Hyper Japan looks amazing! I hope I get to go next year.
    - Emily from http://www.emilyunderworld.co.uk ♡


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