Events: Cat madness @ Hyper Japan Christmas Market 2016

Hello everyone,

It’s time to have a look at the upcoming HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market which will run from the 25th – 27th of November in Tobacco Dock here in London.

As many of you may remember from our event post about the HYPER JAPAN summer event there is bound to be a whole array of cat themed items around again! And we certainly can’t wait to find our favourites to share with you all. 🙂

What will we find this year? One of our favourites last year was the Tofu Cute stall with all its cute plush animals:


Our some fancy accessories such as…

A pawesome cat bag?!?

Last year I even found a maneki neko in my favourite colour!


Of course there were PLENTY of cat themed items there. 😉

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And of course best of all if you REALLY happen to have some friends that are NOT (How dare them!) crazy about cats and cat related items you can always leave them to explore other parts of the fair! 😉 There are many activities for different ages available including some really fun workshops! Once the scheduled for these has been announced we will make sure to update you. But please find further details from the HYPER JAPAN press team below:

HYPER JAPAN, the UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine and cool, returns to London’s Tobacco Dock from 25th – 27th November. Now in its 6th year, this event continues to bring a taste of Japanese tradition, modernity and the latest trends to the heart of our city.

This year’s Christmas market boasts a variety of performers, special guests, exhibitors, food stalls, creative workshops – and most importantly – plenty of kawaii and kooky gift ideas. The ultimate destination to discover truly unique presents for the festive season.

The HYPER JAPAN live stage will see performances from the androgynous, acrobatic girl group, THE HOOPERS, metal chanteuse, Fuki, and the reincarnation of 80s pop sensation,SHOHJYOTAI. For those with a more classical ear, soprano Nao Masaoka, a retiredotokoyaku (a female who plays a male role) of the all-woman Takarazuka Revue, will be gracing the stage too.

Event-goers will also be treated to a rarely seen, traditional form of Japanese magic called Tezuma performed by Taiju Fujiyama.  Using a wide array of props, such as folding fans, paper parasols and traditional masks, Tezuma’s rich 300-year history has cemented it as a must-see act, and an important cultural asset.

There will also be a rare appearance by PEACH-PIT, the two-woman manga team behind cult classics Rozen Maiden and Shugo Chara!

Those who love a Japanese inspired tipple can take part in the voting for the second annual Sake Cocktail Awards, which will see talented mixologists pairing sake with unexpected ingredients including egg, yoghurt and toffee sauce! For foodies, there’s something to whet every appetite, with stalls offering culinary delights – from hot Japanese curry to traditional wagashi sweets.

Shoppers looking for the perfect Christmas gift will enjoy browsing the wide variety of exhibitors. From traditional Japanese crafts, artwork and kimonos, to the latest anime goods, kawaii clothing and accessories, you won’t be stumped to find the perfect present for the person who has everything!

For those who would rather go DIY, HYPER JAPAN offers numerous craft courses in its creative studio, ranging from paint-your-own kistune (fox) masks, to kokeshi doll decoration.

The HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market is a truly unique event offering fun, food and culture for the whole family. From the dedicated Japanophile, to those simply seeking a tasty treat or an alternative gift to the standard socks, scarves and pants this year, the market at Tobacco Dock has something for everyone.

General entry tickets for Friday and pre 2.30pm on Saturday are £15

Tickets for post 2.30pm on Saturday and all day Sunday are £17

For more information on ticketing, please visit:

Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed this post and don’t forget if you are going let us know as we will be there and and would love to meet up with you!

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25 thoughts on “Events: Cat madness @ Hyper Japan Christmas Market 2016

  1. Creative Cat Lover says:

    Nooo! Why is the christmas market in Novembe when I’m visiting London in December?!?!? ;D
    Such things never make it to Denmark… Think Scandinavians are too Scandinavian (“less is more”) in our home decor and style to appriciate the cat hype/craziness… 🙁

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