Hyper Japan is back again for another long weekend of amazing Japan-osity at the UK’s biggest J-culture party! Hyper Japan are so excited about this year’s event, they even forgot it’s usually held in the summer and instead are having the event from the 24th to 26th February 2012! Good news for us anyway, just means that that we can have some serious Japan related fun sooner than we thought! :)
Japan Centre also has a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky winner so you can enjoy all the awesomeness of the event for absolutely nothing, yatta! Continue reading for more details of Hyper Japan 2012 and how to enter the free ticket competition!
Hyper Japan 2012 Highlights
Hyper Japan is back for its third year and ready to introduce you to the best food and culture from the land of the rising sun. This year has a whole host of amazing Japanese guests, food & sake awards, stalls selling all kinds of unique Japanese items and plenty of other fun things to do.
Check the highlights for Hyper Japan 2012 and see what you could be missing out on by not entering our competition:
Sushi Awards 2012: UK Sushi Roll Championship
The second UK Sushi Roll Championship will have 5 Japanese restaurant chefs battling it out to see who can create the best looking and most delicious, uniquely original sushi rolls. There are no stuffy food critics to judge here though… everyone gets to take part! Have a taste of the different sushi and then everyone can cast their vote. It’s a great way to get inspiration for making your own sushi as well as a fun way to taste some of the tasty and unique varieties of sushi available.
Sake Awards 2012: Top Brewery Taste-Off
Brand new for 2012, the sake awards are similar to the sushi awards where a selection of Japanese breweries show off their wares to see who can brew up the highest quality Japanese sake. You get a chance to enjoy a tipple from from some of the best Japanese sake brewers and vote for your favourite. There will be a number of different sake styles on offer and your voice will determine future sake trends in the UK.
Natsuko Aso Live
Natsuko Aso, if you haven’t heard of her yet, is a hugely popular actress and singer who is a pop icon in Japan’s anime song world. She will be performing a selection of her hits live on the Hyper Japan main stage on Friday and Saturday so don’t miss out.
A Carnival of Cosplay
Whether you like to dress up as Naruto, Princess Zelda or any other of your favourite characters, you will be sure to find some amazing outfits from fellow cosplayers at Hyper Japan. There will even be a cosplay competition where you can see people strutting their stuff and choose who did the best job. Just as long as nobody surpasses my awesome Chun Li costume! :)
Third Window Films Showcase with Satoshi Miki and Eri Fuse
Third Window Films are a film distibutor that source very best of Far Eastern cinema and bring them to a larger audience. They will be presenting two special guests at Hyper Japan this year, director Satoshi Miki and actress Eri Fuse who will be showing various flim clips and chatting about their work in contemporary Japanese cinema.
Competition: Win a Pair of Tickets to Hyper Japan
Japan Centre are giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner so they can join the fun and games at Hyper Japan on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you can choose which day! To enter, all you have to do is tell us the answer to this question:
• What do you think is going to be the most awesome-tastic event at Hyper Japan 2012?
Simply leave your answer in a comment on this post, or if you prefer you can head over to our Facebook page and leave a comment on the post there. You can even re-tweet your answer if Twitter is your social platform of choice!
We will choose a random winner next week so make sure you get your answer in as soon as possible!
Even if you don’t win our competition, you can still buy tickets for the event at the Hyper Japan website.