Hyper Japan 2012 – The UK’s biggest J-Culture Event

My husband and I lined up with hundreds of others at Brompton Hall in Earls
Court for the Hyper Japan Event 2012. Once inside, there was a great range of Japanese food to try, my husband took part in the Eat-Japan Sake Awards Top Brewery Taste-Off and I was pleased to see so many Japanese imports on display that are now being distributed in the UK such as the beautiful Doki ceramics and pottery. Other highlights included performances from the famous Japanese singer Natsuko Aso and a live demonstration by former World and Olympic Judo champion Maki Tsukada. We also watched a few Japanese food demonstrations in the Taste Discovery Zone and I noticed Choya promoting their Umeshu – a sweet Japanese liquor made from the ume fruit (similar to a plum). This particular drink is a real favourite with females in Japan and I wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes just as popular with the Brits.