There’s always lots to enjoy at Hyper Japan and I thought this was one of the best I’d attended. I’d never been to Tobacco Dock before and it seemed a strange choice for a winter market when it’s partly outdoors. Most of the stalls were set up in different closed off areas of the venue so you could wander between Culture, Fashion & Kawaii and Games & Anime, though each area seemed to have one stall with Alcapassos!
I spent quite a long time in the Fashion & Kawaii area as they had a lot of great stalls including gorgeous acrylic jewellery by Little Moose, cute designs by Baku Forest Studios and adorable illustrations by Hungry Design.
I wandered over to the Culture section and was thrilled to find Domo-kun at the NHK stall posing for photos. Obviously I couldn’t miss this chance to meet Domo and I also received a free printout of the photo and a Domo bag for downloading the NHK app.
Tofu Cute is my favourite shop so I was looking forward to checking out their stall! They had a pretty big area including an Amuse stall with Alcapassos of every size, Loppys, Woolys and hamsters.
Their Candy Festival allowed you to have a taste of different Japanese sweets before buying. Sadly there were no Japanese KitKats left but it was still fun!
Once I was hyped up on sugar, it was time for Ladybaby! I loved the video for ‘Nippon Manju‘ and was really excited to hear they were playing at Hyper Japan. They were pretty much the reason I decided to go this year and they certainly didn’t disappoint! It was a shame Rie couldn’t make it but Rei and Ladybeard put on an amazing performance and completely stole the show.
Highlights: Ladybaby and meeting Domo! See more photos from the day on the SCK Instagram.