While it’s great to see all the big name kawaii brands and shops at Hyper Japan, I also loved being able to check out stalls by independent makers and shops. Here’s a few of our favourites that you can buy from online too.
LoveJojo’s wall of giant Amuse plush was one of the cutest sights at Hyper Japan with koalas, hamsters and puppies alongside the more familiar Alpacasso and Loppy bunnies. They only sell authentic plush so it’s a great place to shop for UK Amuse fans – they have all prices and sizes to suit your budget plus some kawaii stationery and lucky bags too.
The Fuzzballs stall was so busy I didn’t get a chance to chat but they had lots of cute new things! Most exciting are these super kawaii skater dresses, which are online now. There was also a huge new range of notepads and mini memo pads, as well as the mugs and travel passes we reviewed recently.
Cherry Abuku‘s plush were irresistible and it was hard not to pick them all up and squeeze them! Hyper Japan seems to have cleaned them out but keep an eye on their Etsy shop for new additions soon.
I love a shop with a theme and kawaii pandas is a great one! Suki Panda is wall to wall panda cuteness and I especially loved the fluffy baseball hats. They’re working hard on a web shop now so look out for that.
There was a magical theme to Box Monster’s stall with cute Alice in Wonderland, unicorn and Ghibli themed products. Check out their shop for pins, tote bags, prints, plush and more.
And finally, a little piece of rainbow kawaii from Frilly Pops. As well as these cute stickers, their Etsy shop has patches, enamel pins and some super sweet pompom charms.
I hope you’ve discovered something new to love. Big thanks to all the kawaii stall holders we chatted to at Hyper Japan – hope to see you again sometime soon! You can see all our Hyper Japan photos in the Facebook album.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and the author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a flat full of kawaii, creating cute character goods as Asking For Trouble, working on endless craft projects and playing Nintendo.