The J-culture event of the year is almost upon us! If you haven't reserved your tickets yet, take a look at our tickets page to see what's available. Ticket sales for each day will close the evening before, so don't leave things til the last minute! To avoid disappointment, pre-book in advance as tickets on the door will be limited.
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What you can expect from HYPER JAPAN 2014
Food & Drink: The Sushi Awards and the Sake Experience will be packed with Japanese food and drink experts, ready to educate and entertain you as you sip and taste their gourmet offerings. If you'd love to learn easy Japanese cookery, or perhaps enjoy some free tea and other samples, don't miss TASTE JAPAN! And if that's not enough to fill your belly, our food court will be selling authentic Japanese street food, snacks, sweets, candies, ingredients, hot and cold drinks, health foods, and much more.
Stage Shows: Last year’s technodelic sensation SIRO-A is coming back with more exciting performance. Plus, not one, but two major acts combine Japanese traditional culture and bleeding-edge tech, as Den Entertainment's "The Sake" and Opera AOI debut on our stage! Returning J-pop favourites Yanakiku and Yun*chi are joined by Anna Yano and Anime theme singer Nagi Yanagi, so music fans have a lot to look forward to. Japan's high-tech side gets a showing with robotics from Robo Garage and ITK. You can check out our full list of exciting guests here.
Kawaii Fashion: HYPER KAWAii!! is bursting at the seams with Harajuku style! There's a Kawaii stage with content running all weekend, a makeover area and extreme fashion/cosplay wigs to try on, and a host of amazing Japanese KAWAii!! guests who you won't meet anywhere else in the UK!
Anime, Manga and Gaming: There's entertainment on offer at HYPER JAPAN to keep visitors amused all weekend. Gamers will love the Nintendo and Bandai Namco areas. With manga comics from Kodansha and exhibitors like Manga Entertainment, lovers of Japanese pop culture will find plenty to enjoy. NHK World will also be providing plenty of fun, with beloved mascot Domo-Kun present for all three days of the event!
Tradition: Experience Japan's ancient arts and crafts at HYPER JAPAN. Discover the ancient art of Bonsai from award-winning masters, what it's like to wear a kimono, learn the ninja arts, and hear authentic Japanese instruments and folk music.
Shopping: You can find an unmatched range of Japanese goods for sale in our hall. As well as goods from many of our aforementioned exhibitors and food court, you can check out bleeding-edge cool and hand-made traditional craft goods at our HYPER Fringe Market, including a selection of art and artists.