Hyper Japan Summer 2017 Preview

Posted on June 30, 2017 by

It’s just two weeks until Hyper Japan, the UK’s biggest and best Japanese culture event. SCK will be there covering all the fun (read our posts from previous Hyper Japan events) and there’s still time to buy a ticket and come along. Here’s a few things we’re looking forward to.

hyper japan needle felting

Cute Craft Classes

As always, you can learn some fun new skills with traditional and kawaii classes and workshops. This year you can try needle felting and origami, paint a kokeshi doll or get some tips on making your curry kawaii.

Dreamy Bows x Kurebyashi Harajuku Show

Harajuku Fashion

As well as the usual cosplay parade, there will be an extra-special Dreamy Bows x Kurebayashi Harajuku Show. The kawaii model, musician and designer has teamed up with Dreamy Bows for an exclusive clothing line and she’ll be putting together some colourful outfits plus a short set.

Hatsune Miku at Hyper Japan

Live Performances

There’s lots of kawaii celebrities to watch too with a concert screening by virtual idol Hatsune Miku and a set by animated idol Minami Momochi as well as more traditional bands and singers.

LoveJoJo at Hyper Japan

Kawaii Shopping

Let’s face it, this is the main reason I’m excited to go to Hyper Japan! Lots of our favourite kawaii shops will be there along with cute indie designer/makers selling all the character goods, plushies and candy you could wish for. I’m going to have to pack light so I have plenty of room left for my purchases. Just look at the exhibitor list!

Urban Food Fest at Hyper Japan


Hyper Japan also has lots of places to eat when you need to recharge for the next shopping spree. The food court has everything from katsu to bubble tea, while the Urban Food Fest will be setting up outside with international foods available from retro trucks.

Check out the full schedule to see everything else including a gaming area, anime panels and much more. Get your day or weekend tickets now and if you’re visiting on the Sunday, maybe we’ll see you there!

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  • Reply
    Zeta Martin
    June 30, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    That looks like an awesome event! In NZ we don’t have those sorts of things…I don’t know why tho ?_? but it looks super hyper xD

  • Reply
    July 2, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    I agree, this looks great. Sadly I don’t live in the UK, but if I would, I#d go there for sure.
    I hope you have a lot of fun! X3

  • Reply
    July 21, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Aw, I wish I could go. That seems so fun, do they have anything like it Hyper Japan in the U.S.? I’ve searched, but sadly have given up. ` ^`

    • Reply
      July 23, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      They do have lots of similar events in the US. If you check the event diaries for kawaii brands like Tasty Peach Studios you can hopefully find one near you, or search for anime cons and japan cons.

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