In Pictures: Hyper Japan @ Olympia 2

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 85 months ago
In Pictures: Hyper Japan @ Olympia 2
Cosplay ladies
Cosplay ladies
Sushi class / photo by Tom Royal
Sushi class / photo by Tom Royal
Comedy duo JaruJaru demonstrating sumo shiko / photo by Tom Royal
Comedy duo JaruJaru demonstrating sumo shiko / photo by Tom Royal
Mmm, noodles / photo by Tom Royal
Mmm, noodles / photo by Tom Royal
Taiko drums / photo by Tom Royal
Taiko drums / photo by Tom Royal
Brilliant cosplay costume / photo by Tom Royal
Brilliant cosplay costume / photo by Tom Royal
More cosplay
More cosplay
The enormity of the tsunami
The enormity of the tsunami
Nihonbuyo, classic Japanese dancing
Nihonbuyo, classic Japanese dancing
Games / photo by Tom Royal
Games / photo by Tom Royal
ITK Robotic hand / photo by Tom Royal
ITK Robotic hand / photo by Tom Royal

If you're around Kensington this weekend and see manga characters walking the streets or women dressed as little girls, chances are they're heading to Hyper Japan. You've still got time to catch cosplay and robot shows, scoff gyoza and noodles and neck some free saki - as well as being moved to tears by some of the tsunami coverage.

Hyper Japan is still on today and tomorrow at Olympia 2. Tickets cost £12 for one day or £20 for one day + sushi awards. Londonist attended this event on a press ticket. Many photos by Tom Royal.

Last Updated 22 July 2011