So It comes round once again, the popular culture festival, Hyper Japan! Moving to the O2 from Earls Court on the 10th – 12th July 2015 – it should promise to be a bigger event.

Plushies for sale!

Plushies for sale!

With amazing guests such as ‘Eir Aoi’ a talented music artist who started her career from a young age and is responsible for the music for well known anime ‘Fate/Zero’ and ‘Sword Art Online.’
‘LOST ASH’ a visual kei rock band will be joining for their first time, active since 2009 the band was originally formed in 2008 under the name ‘Ocelot’ but changed the name to ‘LOST ASH’ in 2009. Planning a tour in Asia this year this will be the bands first appearance outside of Asia.

Cosplay will be apparent once again, so bring your A game people. Video games too, and with the anime and console corner visitors can get thier fill. There will also be a dedicated cosplay changing area as well as cosplay catwalk so you can show off your skills, be you a beginner or experienced, solo or with friends.

There are also various stalls showing Japan’s culture, Kimonos to be worn and brought, the latest technology as well as information on flights and stays over in Japan too.

Finally the be sure to check out the many and i mean many stalls to try the food, such as curry rice, gyoza, ramen, yakisoba and okonomiyaki. Other items like ice cream parfaits and shaved ice to take the heat off. There is also food demonstrations and workshops to attend and partake in.

Also don’t forget to get tickets to the sake experience. A chance to learn about the different kinds of sake and how they are made. Also a cup of sake from each each company involved. Tickets for this usually sell out fast so don’t delay on this one. You wont be disappointing.

Ticket prices vary from £10 (half a day) to £39 (3 day access) and can be purchased here:

Tickets for the Sake Experience 2015 are now on sale for £15. Tickets are only available to those aged 18 or over, an entry ticket to HYPER JAPAN Festival must be purchased separately

Hyper Japan's Sake experience 2014

Hyper Japan’s Sake experience 2014

If you would like more information on Hyper Japan and any of their upcoming events, check out these links:

Photos © Jojo Yap and Scott Sanderson.
Hyper Japan banner © Hyper Japan.

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