Stumped for something to do this weekend and can get to London? Well, perhaps you should go book your ticket to Christmas Hyper Japan 2012, because it looks like it's going to be a real treat.
There are many interesting events that'll be shown on stage, including the popular sword art group KAMUI. If you've ever seen Kill Bill: Volume 1 then you will have seen their troop leader already, as he lent his talents as both an actor and choreographer to the films production. If you're more of a future gazer, how about turning up to see Japanese company ITK showing off their latest innovations in the field of robotics?
For the cooking otaku among us, there are plenty of culinary attractions that may satisfy both your taste buds and your curiosity. On the Friday there will be a professional giant tuna carving performed by Matsuya, a chef at popular eatery So Restaurant in London. He'll be showing you just how to make the perfect sushi and sashimi pieces, just like they do at the famous Tsukiji market. If a giant fish doesn't get you excited, then there's always the ever-popular COSparade. Better make sure you are dressed up!
I've only mentioned a small offering that'll be on stage at the event, and there are going to be plenty of stalls away from the stage that will keep you occupied. Be sure to check the Hyper Japan website for more details! Oh, remember I mentioned Kill Bill earlier? Tomoyasu Hotei himself will be showing up on the Friday to perform his incredibly famous Battle Without Honour or Humanity, before giving away a pair of tickets for his one-off live performance in London on December 18th.
I'll be there checking the event out for you guys on Friday, and I'll also be seeing Tomoyasu Hotei's performance in December, too. That one will be a personal trip, because that guys music is freaking awesome. Go check out some of his stuff, and keep an eye out for my impressions on Hyper Japan Christmas 2012 after the event is over. I haven't been there since the very first one in 2010, so I'm looking forward to it!
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