Hyper Japan 2012 (Earl’s Court London – 23 Nov 2012)

Photos of Japanese culture show Hyper Japan which took place in London 23-25 November 2012. Culturally disappointing (it focuses mostly on the Otaku side of Japanese culture, food was overpriced and less than authentic) and not a balanced reflection of Japanese trends, we nevertheless enjoyed checking out the trinkets and costumes, topped off with the tuna-carving show. It reminded us of how limited a perspective people have of Japan and how (unnecessarily) expensive it is to indulge in anything Japanese in the UK. We left a little depressed, but here’s hoping that the event will evolve in the future.