Tag: Hyper Japan

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HyperJapan 2016: cosplay and food galore!

We spent a few delightful hours at HyperJapan in London this afternoon. A flurry of cosplay, Japanese music, Japanese food, more cosplay and some more food. Pretty much like every visit to HyperJapan ever. Highlights for me were the delicious Takoyaki (octopus balls), despite almost burning my mouth off when trying to stuff them down ...

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Prepping for Japan, 2016 edition

We're once again making our 'annual pilgrimage' to Japan later this year. It was inevitable, given how much we've enjoyed our previous visits. Japan has quickly become our shared favourite travel destination, for so many reasons. With a country as diverse and spread out as Japan, it can be tough to decide where you'll visit ...

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Bentenya at Hyper Japan

https://youtu.be/uXckDRSnRw4 A quick video from last night's visit to Hyper Japan in London. Bentenya were really good fun and very friendly too. They gathered quite a crowd and were a big change from some of the more sedate traditional Japanese song and dance that had been performed up until then. I would have stayed to ...

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Making friends…

... At this evening's Hyper Japan in Wapping's Tobacco Dock. This was the 'Christmas' version and so was smaller than the summer spectacular they host in Olympia. But all the usual favourites were there tonight: excellent food, impressive cosplay, Japanese music and quite a few bemused parents guiding their Kawaii-obsessed daughters through the crowds.    I ...

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Hyper Japan! Hyper! Japan!

I spent this afternoon at my first 'Hyper Japan' expo in London. Mind. Literally. Blown. It was basically a hall full of all the things I love: cosplay, amazing Japanese food, more cosplay, karaoke, giant video game characters. And some cosplay. It's very hard to do it justice in a single blog post. It was ...

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No Singapore sling?

I didn't have even one. Nor did I make it over to the legendary Raffle's. But I did enjoy my week in Singapore, despite the shocking jet-lag and the lack of sleep, combined with incredibly long working hours. So yes, despite all that, I managed to enjoy the local food, the streets, the people and ...