Welcome to the Hyper Japan Christmas Market! The Hyper Japan Christmas Market follows a similar format to the usual Hyper Japan events, but with a festive twist! You can expect stalls selling traditional Japanese gifts and costume, vendors with kawaii accessories and decorations, and all sorts of items from popular games and anime. Alongside the shopping is a Japanese food court, and throughout the day there are presentations and live performances.
I went along with two friends who I don’t get to see very often and we had a ball. It was quite a last-minute plan, but I’m so glad I went! As you may know, I am a HUGE Sailor Moon fan. At the moment I’m trying to save money so took a limited budget but I did pick up a white beret ready for New York. It would have been VERY easy to part with more cash – how many Sailor Scout wands does a girl need? I also had to tear myself away from the Steven Universe fan art. And those gorgeous wolf pendants! I used to run a group called WOLF PACK and wolves have a special place in my heart.
I think my favourite thing about Hyper Japan is the sheer volume of stalls. We spent the entire time looking around and didn’t run out of things to swoon over. Last time I visited I didn’t get to try any food, so that was high on my to-do list this trip. This time I tried a vegan sushi burger! Instead of a bun, the filling is sandwiched between two circular rice patties. Certainly a unique eating experience!
The next Hyper Japan event takes place 14-16 July 2017 – see you there!