Date: 2016 April 12 16:36
Posted by Joe
The good folks from Hyper Japan have just sent us details of their July 2016 event. It's set to run at the Olympia in London, from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th July 2016. As always there's so much to do for fans of Japan! It is after all a Japanese Culture event! There'll be cosplay with the COSTest competition, arts and crafts workshops including one where you can create your own Kokeshi dolls. There will also be plenty of Japanese food to enjoy and other fun goodies.
Press release as follows:
HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016 Returns to Bring the Best of J-Culture to Olympia London
Britain’s largest celebration of Japanese popular culture, HYPER JAPAN, is returning this summer for its 10th edition in London on 15-17 July.
Back by popular demand at Olympia London following a hugely successful Christmas Market in 2015, the summer festival will be offering more of the most vibrant and alternative aspects of J-culture from music to food to anime and gaming.
Tens of thousands of J-culture enthusiasts are expected to convene to enjoy headlining performances from Japanese electro/rap duo Charisma.com and the singer Azumi Inoue, who frequently sings for Studio Ghibli, the famous anime film studio.
The festival will also feature the crowd favourite COSTest (a cosplay competition) and an array of interactive crafts-orientated activities at HYPER Creative Studio, where attendees can create their own "Kokeshi" dolls amongst other classes.
The Land of the Rising Sun’s unique tastes and flavours are plentiful once more, as Sake Experience 2016 returns, where people can taste and buy premium sake from breweries from Japan, along with an extensive line-up of street food vendors. J-lovers can binge on alternative confectionary treats from Matcha Kit Kats to Kakigoori to DIY Candy Kits!
HYPER JAPAN’s Managing Director, Kazuhiro Marumo said "I’m looking forward to welcoming London to our milestone, 10th HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016. After growing popularity it’s great to see Japanese culture becoming a staple in the capital’s event calendar. For our tenth festival we are working harder than ever to ensure the magic of Japan is captured at Olympia and is delivered to our loyal attendees and newcomers."
HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016 will be taking place from Friday 15 July 2016 to Sunday 17 July 2016 at Olympia London.
Date: Friday 15 July 2016 to Sunday 17 July 2016
Venue: Olympia Grand
Tickets: Single session passes range from £15 - £17 per session
A full day Saturday ticket is £23
A three day pass is £43
Sake Experience Tickets cost an additional £15