The Hyper Japan festival is one of the highlights of my year. The most exciting thing about it for me is the huge range of stalls full of interesting, fun and kawaii things – there’s always something new to discover!
First I visited the massive Tofu Cute stand where they had a selection of plushies and snacks for sale as well as their lucky bags. I bought a snacks bag and it was really good value for £15. It’s a good way to try some Japanese snacks you might not have chosen yourself and the bag is really cute!
The NHK World stall was also very popular with their Time After Time capsule project and Domo-kun bouncing about making everyone smile.
He was also on stage joining in with Domobics, a combined exercise & dance routine with the catchiest song ever! Watch a video
There were a good selection of Japanese food stalls upstairs where I had yummy veggie gyoza, pumpkin korokke and edamame for lunch.
The Nintendo area was extremely popular with lots of games to play and an exclusive look at the new Zelda game in action.
I was keen to try one of the workshops so gave Temari ball embroidery a go. It’s quite intricate and complicated work but it was really fun to do and gets you chatting with the other people on your table. I don’t think mine turned out quite right but it does look pretty!
Check out the SCK Instagram for more photos and I’ll share some of my favourite stalls in a future post.
Thank you Hyper Japan for putting on such a great event and to all the lovely people I met – I really had lots of fun! The next Hyper Japan event is the Christmas Market in November.
Nicolette is the sister of Marceline and is also totally obsessed with everything kawaii! She enjoys crafting with felt, dressing up in cute outfits, playing Animal Crossing and eating cake.