Sunday, 3 December 2017

Hyper Japan Christmas 2017 @ Tobacco Docks

Doing my HSK 3 Mandarin exam today... Good luck to me!! (Aiming for 80 to 95%, since I've hardly studied!)... ๐Ÿ˜‡

A few weeks to go until it's Christmas!!

It took me a long time to decide on whether I should go to Hyper Japan Christmas 2017. I wanted to see the schedule beforehand, plus see if any other events from work and other parties were going to happen at the same time... well I had already pre-booked my time out from work a long time ago, but the Hyper Japan schedule was still not out yet!! ๐Ÿ˜‘

In the end I bought my ticket for the Friday. I've never been to Hyper Japan on a Friday before, I wanted to see if it would be crowded or quiet...

It was a quiet entry when I entered... It was the same as the summer version where we had to enter through the car park... So first off was to walk around, I skipped the shop floor and food for a bit and walked around... Think I came at good time where no one was around!

Here's the start of the Illuminight... There was an interview going on, so I left...





Went into the next room... I like this section, complete darkness and the room was filled with these lanterns and lit up objects...














As I came out of the room, I thought I was seeing Japanese dolls depicting The Manger scene. ๐Ÿ˜…

Next were the Goldfish lanterns... Think I was quite lucky that only a few people were about for me to take this photo opportunity. 





Entered "The World of FairyTail", was asked if I've read the manga... well... Mr Sting, my brother has the first 50 books, I could lend it from him... But now I've started watching the animรฉ version. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I've watch the first 10 episodes. All I can say that it's better than watching One Piece at the moment. 







Had a walk around before I returned back to this area for The Ramen Experience...




Entered the Artbox area... Phew... Not many people were around!! Everytime I go this stall it's usually packed! 



Also went into Tofu Cute, but I bought things a little later.

More walking around...



And then finally The Ramen Experience!!


I took the 2pm slot because I knew I would be hungry by then. Got to drink a little bit of each soup... Shoyru and Sio were too salty, Miso wasn't bad, but in the end I chose the Tonkotsu flavour which had less salt, creamy and tint of sweetness. 


Queued up for the Tonkotsu ramen, which was the longest queue... ๐Ÿ˜†


Itadakimasu!! ใ„ใŸใ ใใพใ™!

Gochisousamadeshita. ใ”ใกใใ†ใ•ใพใงใ—ใŸ。

Next up was to watch the live performances... This girl is from Tokyo... She usually performs in a group...



Then go back out...

Saw this guy impersonating The Monkey King! So cool!!




Kept walking around to the places that I haven't been to yet...


Yay!! I got a cartoon self-portrait!! Wanted one of these for a little while now! (I've covered up my real name by the way ๐Ÿ˜œ)... This was created by Mayu Miyamoto San ๅฎฎๆœฌ็œŸ็”ฑใ•ใ‚“. ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ•ใ„ใพใ—ใŸ!(Aterier Miyamoto Portrait)... I'm not as cute as this though... ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Another food break... I was determined to eat like an animรฉ character and fill my stomach until I couldn't eat any more...

Itadakimasu!! ใ„ใŸใ ใใพใ™!

I saw a guy eating one of these whilst I was eating my pork katsu don... Had to find the stall and eat this dessert!!! It was fairy expensive too!!

Gochisousamadeshita. ใ”ใกใใ†ใ•ใพใงใ—ใŸ。

More live action... BOO + VJ 2mo... Think I missed their first few songs...




And then I waited to see Hibiki Ichikawa (think I've become a fan of his after seeing him perform so many times!) and DJ Takaki. Had no idea he was performing on the Friday, as the schedules were still not out until the very last minute!! So happy I chose the Friday to come now. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„







It was time to do my last rounds... wanted to see the lanterns and the Illuminight again as it got darker... 


Well, I had fun this year! Fewer people on a Friday... Might try that again next year!!

Website: https://hyperjapan.co.uk/

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