Shopping @ Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

In my final post about Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas I thought I’d focus on the true spirit of Christmas – shopping! ;) Hyper Japan was the place to pick up kawaii (cute) and otaku (geeky) Christmas presents this year, and I could have spent a fortune just on presents for myself!

Other than the food stalls (which I’ve covered in another post), some of my favourite shops at Hyper Japan were: AOI CLOTHINGARTBOXCAKES WITH FACESDoki Japanese TablewareFUJI KIMONOGENKI GEARJAPANYAJP BooksJPU RecordsKeiko Kato DesignsKiss Me Kill MeKYOTO-NANTANLittle Mizz KittyMiwary, Pixie BunnyPOP-UP TOKYORoxie SweetheartSomething KawaiiStrawberry Mushroomssushi noms, TanabataThird Window FilmsTofu Cutetwobadbananas, and YASUNOBU SHIDAMI. These are mainly shops selling fashion accessories, but also shops selling kawaii goods both Japanese and inspired by Japan, Japanese books, CDs and DVDs, Japanese crafts, and Japanese inspired artwork.

Although I couldn’t buy much at Hyper Japan, it didn’t stop me from having a good look around and adding things to my wishlist…

Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

Totoro – don’t you just want to rub his belly?

Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

Kitty-chan

Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

POP-UP TOKYO

Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

Looks like Domo-kun has dinner plans…

Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

Funky hair…

Kyoto Nantan

Kyoto Nantan

Kokeshi

So many kokeshi, but way out of my price range…

Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

Mariko Yoshizawa who has a shop in Shinagawa (1-6-41-1904 Kounan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0075)

Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

So Japanese…

Kokeshi

More kokeshi…

Roxie Sweetheart

Roxie Sweetheart

Roxie Sweetheart

Roxie Sweetheart & Kiss Me Kill Me

Tofu Cute

Tofu Cute

Tofu Cute

Tofu Cute

Tare Panda

Tare Panda – なつかしい!

Pixie Bunny

Pixie Bunny

Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

ARTBOX

Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

Something Kawaii

Japanese shops are known for their gift wrapping services, which are often free of charge. At Hyper Japan it was possible to take the items you had purchased to the gift wrapping stall to have them wrapped up Japanese-style.

Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

☆★☆

So, that’s it for another Hyper Japan! In case you missed them, here are links to my other posts about Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas, which took place in London from 23rd to 25th November 2012:

Food & Drink @ Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

Music & Performance @ Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

Street Fashion @ Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

You can also access all of my photos on Flickr and videos on YouTube. If you see any photos of yourself and would like a copy, please do get in touch.

And, if you can’t be bothered to read all of that, here’s a little cheesy video I made which just about sums everything up…

Even though Earls Court, which has been home to Hyper Japan, is said to be closing down, I’ve been reassured that Hyper Japan will be back next year, somehow, somewhere. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear any news, but do keep an eye on the Hyper Japan website too! If you’re interested in trying to save Earls Court, you might want to sign the online petition here. (*^_^)v

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