Last Saturday, me and Deccy went to Hyper Japan at Earls Court in London. It's a lovely event all about Japanese Culture from old traditions to kawaii lifestyles. The first time we attended Hyper Japan was two years ago and since then, the event has just grown and grown. This time, the layout was split into lots of sections, with many stages for live performances and areas to go to for specific interests. There was a more traditional section, selling beautiful Japanese homeware, Kimonos and art. There was a Kawaii section filled with anime, manga, lots of cosplay and cute Japanese snacks. There was also a market section were you could purchase handmade, special items from jewellery to wigs, toys to artwork. The food section is probably a favourite spot for most people, selling yummy sushi and katsu curry, bubble tea and dorayaki!
Of course, I couldn't really leave the event without purchasing a few treats..and by a few, I mean we went silly in Tofu Cute! Pocky and Japanese KitKats are definitely some of my favourite sweet treats. We picked up a few of our old favourites (strawberry) and some new ones, coconut! I also grabbed a bottle of Peach Iced Tea to try being a complete tea addict. We then wandered around the market but to be honest, every stall was looking very similar. If you like Fairy Kei and Sweet Lolita, you would be in shopping heaven! However, we did come across an artist selling prints of her work and I snapped one up immediately! Her artwork is beautiful, hitting on the creepy/guro vibes that I'm so drawn too. I'll do a separate post about her work later.
Both Deccy and I are big fans of Lego so when we saw the nanoblock stand, well, we knew we'd be going home with some. We picked up 'Tokyo Tower' and a teeny tiny piano. The Alpaca (pictured in my previous OOTD post) was the first thing I bought haha. I can't help it, I have three now..it's a problem but a cute one! Lastly, the Spirited Away T-shirt. This was actually bought after the event when we popped across to Camden Town. It's a beautiful print and I really love the colours.
Well, that's my little Hyper Japan haul! Next up will be a more detailed look at the art I picked up and some more treats from JP Books and Japan Centre! I hope that you're having a good week so far.
Do you have a favourite Japanese sweet treat?
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