Olympia 2 was the venue for the UK's biggest J-culture event, featuring manga, gaming, shopping and cosplay. Above all, Hyper Japan was about fundraising for earthquake-struck Japan. London, UK. 23rd July 2011
Olympia two was the venue for UK's biggest J-culture event, featuring comedy, a talk show and tea party with style icon Kanon Wakeshima, manga, seminars, gaming, shopping, tastings to calligraphy lessons. Above all, Hyper Japan was about helping earth-struck Japan on March 11th.
The event featuring performances from comedy, a talk show and tea party with style icon Kanon Wakeshima, manga and sake seminars, gaming, shopping, tastings to caligrahpy lessons. Majority of the visitors were dressed in Harajuku style costumes.
The event included a photographic exhibtion organised by 7 - Beach Tsunami Aid an online community was set up to support grassroot projects of the people of Shichigahama, a town in Miyagi prefecture, north-east Japan, which was badly affected by the recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
The photographs document March 11 as seen b by Christina Aiton and Wendy and is titled 'Yet i Still Dare to Hope' and curated by Angus Miyaji .
The main stage attracted a maximum audience during the UK Cosplay Awards, which featured participants showing off there best cosplay costumes and moves to music to mimic Japanese anime characters. Cosplay is an abbreviation of Costume Play, a Japanese subculture based on dressing like characters from manga, anime,and video games.
Costumes were judged on presentation and precision, with teams having 3 minutes to do a presentation.
Hyper Japan 2011run from 22-24th July, with one third of all sponsorship finding donated to the japan Society Earthquake Relief Fund, in addition ten present of net ticket revenue donated directly to the relief fund.