This weekend I went to the UK’s biggest J-culture event HYPER JAPAN at Olympia in London. I was working there, enthusing to the masses about travelling to Japan and what a cool destination it is, and after my shift finished yesterday I hung around for a little while to take in some of the craziness. … Continue reading
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Yoshiki x Toshi from X Japan at HYPER JAPAN Festival
“X Japan (エックス・ジャパン) is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi. Predominantly a power/speed metal band with heavy symphonic elements, they later gravitated towards a progressive sound with an emphasis on ballads. Besides being one of the first Japanese acts to achieve mainstream success while … Continue reading
A new addition to my kokeshi family
Whilst I was at HYPER JAPAN recently I came across a stall selling old kokeshi (こけし) dolls (the stall was part of Kimono De Go). As a collector of kokeshi I was curious to see how much they were charging for dolls which were probably found at flea markets. They hand a range of dolls in … Continue reading
HYPER JAPAN Festival
10th – 12th July 2015 saw the HYPER JAPAN Festival, dubbed ‘the UK’s biggest J-culture event’ come to the O2 in London. Having previously been held at venues such as Olympia and Earls Court, the O2 was a new home for this ever-popular event. I went along on the Saturday and Sunday to get my … Continue reading
HYPER JAPAN Festival: This Weekend!
Good news for Japan lovers in the UK – the HYPER JAPAN Festival is this weekend! This summer event will be taking place at the O2 in London from 10th – 12th July, and tickets are on sale now! Find out more about HYPER JAPAN Festival 2015 on the official HYPER JAPAN website, and get your tickets … Continue reading
HYPER JAPAN Festival: One Month To Go!
Good news for Japan lovers in the UK – it’s only one month now until HYPER JAPAN Festival. This summer event will be taking place at the O2 in London from 10th – 12th July, and tickets are on sale now! The full timetable of what’s on hasn’t yet been announced, but judging by what … Continue reading
HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market 2014
Last weekend saw an explosion of J-culture in London at the HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market 2014. Smaller than the event in the summer, but still just as fun, the Christmas Market’s main focus was on shopping. Olympia in London was packed with stalls on both levels, selling everything from adorable squishy things to kawaii fashion, delicious … Continue reading
One Week Until the HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market!
This time next week I’ll be getting my geek on at the HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market! The event will take place at Olympia in London from Friday 14th November – Sunday 16th November. Here’s some more information about the event… HYPER JAPAN is back for the festive season to deliver another instalment of crazy, cute … Continue reading
HYPER JAPAN 2014 Highlights
I’m still ploughing through photos and potential blog posts from my recent trip to Japan, but thought I should post about last weekend’s HYPER JAPAN event in London whilst it’s still current news. I’ve already posted about the Moshi Moshi Nippon campaign which was being promoted at the event; below are the rest of my … Continue reading
Moshi Moshi Nippon @ HYPER JAPAN 2014!
At HYPER JAPAN last weekend there was a lot of publicity for the new Moshi Moshi Nippon campaign, which aims to share Japanese pop-culture with other countries. Here’s an introduction: The Moshi Moshi Nippon Facebook page says: What is the project “moshimoshi nippon”? This project will send out Japanese pop culture to overseas. It will be … Continue reading