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HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market 2014

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!

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 – starts tomorrow!

HYPER JAPAN 2014 – starts tomorrow!

I had high hopes of being able to get a few more blogs written this week and to share more of my Japan trip with you, but unfortunately time has somewhat flown. I also have some cool books and other new products to share with you soon, and even a giveaway coming up, so please … Continue reading

HYPER JAPAN 2014 – Two weeks to go!

HYPER JAPAN 2014 – Two weeks to go!

It’s nearly time for HYPER JAPAN, the UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine, entertainment and technology! The event will be held over three days, from 25th – 27th July, in Earls Court, London. As always, there will be a fantastic mixture of Japanese food, pop-culture, traditional Japanese culture, music, games, anime, cosplay… and so much … Continue reading

Press Release: HYPER JAPAN 2014

Press Release: HYPER JAPAN 2014

The UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine, entertainment and technology returns this year with an even greater selection of exhibitors, workshops, guests, performers and much more, in what will be the 6th HYPER JAPAN! A dynamic blend of traditional and modern Japanese culture, HYPER JAPAN offers something for everyone, whether you want to discover … Continue reading

East Side Stories

East Side Stories

PRESS RELEASE East Side Stories Japanese Cinema Depicting the Lives of Youth The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 31 January to 6 February 2014 at ICA 31 January to 27 March 2014 Nationwide http://www.jpf-film.org.uk Following on from last year’s successful Once Upon a Time in Japan: Reinventing the Past Through the Eyes of Japanese Contemporary … Continue reading

Manga-esque Street Art in London

Manga-esque Street Art in London

As some of you will know, one of my other hobbies is taking photographs of street art. It’s always interesting to look at the influences in street art, and often I notice Japanese influences. A while ago I was in London and I spotted this manga-esque paste-up in Shoreditch by Tian: Tian is a French … Continue reading

Exhibition: Pain by Haroshi, at Stolen Space Gallery

Exhibition: Pain by Haroshi, at Stolen Space Gallery

Did you ever wonder what happened to skateboards after they die? Tokyo based artist, Haroshi, has been resurrecting used decks for over a decade. This self-taught artist uses the discarded remains of broken down skateboard decks to create beautiful wooden sculptures, adapting the DIY ethos of skate culture into creating works of art. With intricate mosaic patterns … Continue reading

Press Release: HYPER JAPAN opens new shop in Camden

Press Release: HYPER JAPAN opens new shop in Camden

Today there’s been some exciting news from HYPER JAPAN: HYPER JAPAN, the UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine and cool, is pleased to announce the opening of a new shop at Stables Market, Camden Town. A spokesperson of HYPER JAPAN explained, “HYPER JAPAN aims to bring the best of a wide variety of Japanese … Continue reading