Heading to Hyper Japan 2011!

Posted in Japan on 20 July, 2011 (22:39)

Tubbygaijin heading to Hyper Japan 2011!

Hyper Japan is a 3-day show held every July in London. It’s referred to as the UK’s biggest J-Culture party, and this year I’m going!

There are tons of events happening, here are some I’m really looking forward to…

Kanon Wakeshima: J-Pop Cello Vocalist

Kanon Wakeshima is a unique artist who combines cello, classical music, contemporary J-pop and goth-loli fashion, quite a mix!

JARUJARU / Japanese Comedy Duo

I’ve always wanted to see a Manzai act live! JARUJARU are Junpei Goto and Shusuke Fukutoku, together they are one of Japan’s top comedy duos.

Japan Media Arts Festival

The Japan Media Arts Festival awards prizes for outstanding creative works in the fields of art, and will be showing 16 short films selected from their 2010 award-winners.

Sake Discovery Afternoon with Zuma

Satomi Okubo, Zuma’s Head Sake Sommelier and one of the most knowledgeable sake experts in London will be giving insights on what to drink, how to drink it, and how to pair it.

I’ll be getting lots of pics of the events and cosplayers over the course of the weekend, expect lots of quick photos and full posts when i get time. Also planning on heading to the Japan Center as I need a few bits and pieces, should be a great weekend!

Thanks for reading! Here are some of my other posts you might like

When Blade Runner meets Tokyo
Our first earthquake in Osaka
Hiking to Minoh waterfall
QB House - Quick and easy haircuts
Sapporo Beer Museum
Tuesday(ish) Time-lapse: JR Loop Line


4 Responses to Heading to Hyper Japan 2011!

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  1. Scotsman on 21 July, 2011 at (16:03)

    It was quite possibly the worst event I have ever been to when I went last year. I felt cheated that I had actually given money to attend it. Hopefully it is better this year for you. MCM Expo is superior in every way.

    • James on 21 July, 2011 at (16:33)

      Ah I’m sorry to hear that, was there anything in particular that made it a bad experience for you? There’s plenty I’m looking forward to seeing so hopefully I’ll have fun! At least I will be able to understand everything unlike my trip to Japan Expo in Paris 🙂

      Hoping to go to MCM next year, does look very cool indeed!

  2. 'weegie on 25 July, 2011 at (08:04)

    Took daughter on Saturday went early and we had an amazing time! Kanon Wakeshima was fantastic my daughter was well chuffed with the day.

    • James on 25 July, 2011 at (18:33)

      Glad you enjoyed it too! Saturday was a bit of a bust for me as I spent a fair bit queueing and missed Kanon. Managed to catch her shorter set on Sunday though which wrapped up the weekend nicely, great event!

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