Immerse yourself in Japanese culture with the help of fun and fascinating events at the Hyper Japan festival 2021 this summer. Join this online festival to learn and have fun with other Japanophiles from all over the world.

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Hyper Japan Festival Is A must Attend This Summer

Hyper Japan brings to you one of 2021’s safest and most exciting summer festivals from the 9th of July till the 8th of August. Join live events and learn about Geishas, Samurais, Japan’s fascinating architecture, pop culture, food, origami, manga, anime, cosplay, Japanese language, art, and many more fascinating aspects of Japanese culture. You can join beautiful shows and ceremonies streamed live from Japan. So, while we may not be able to travel around Japan we can still get to experience this wonderous country and its beguiling culture.

What’s Hyper Japan?

Hyper Japan is the UK’s largest exhibition usually held in the UK every year. However, in 2021 anyone from around the world can experience their amazing events online – many of these events are free – because of COVID19. The festival normally takes place twice a year (July, November) in Olympia, London. If you’re a lover of all things Japanese it’s the place to go. They always have amazing shows, and thrilling speakers from Japan who can introduce you to new and exciting parts of the Japanese culture you may have not known about before.

Is Hyper Japan Free?

No, normally you would have to buy a ticket that will let you visit most of the shows. However, some of the shows will require you to pay some extra fee. On the other hand, everything changed in 2021. This summer you can actually attend many fascinating shows and events for free. Don’t worry, all the shows are also very budget-friendly, most of them cost £10-£35. Although, you can find cheaper and a bit more expensive shows too.

What Kind Of Events Can I Attend at Hyper Japan Online Festival?

It’s hard not to list all of the amazing events the Hyper Japan festival has for us this summer. You can check out all the Hyper Japan online events here to make sure that you don’t miss anything.

All Hyper Japan Online Events 2021

Geisha & Maiko Tea House Tour: HYPER Live! from Kyoto

This is probably one of the must-visit events for anyone who’s interested in Japanese culture and would be fun no matter how old you’re. Thanks to the Hyper Japan festival you can attend a live streaming tea house tour from Kyoto, Japan. Learn about its fascinating history and of course, about the Geisha and Maiko culture. What’s the difference? Join this captivating event and find out.

Date: Sunday 01 August 2021
Time: 10:00 – 11:30
Fee: £35
Platform: Zoom/Webinar
Book Before 17:00 Saturday 31 July 2021

Geisha & Maiko Tea House Tour

Kimono Jacket Haori (羽織) making with REIKA

Kimono Jacket Haori (羽織) making with REIKA - Japan festival

Join Reika’s fun workshop and learn how to make a beautiful Kimono jacket of your own. Reika is one of Japan’s most famous cosplayers who not only won but was a judge at many of the most important cosplay competitions all around the world.

Date: Saturday 31 July 2021
Time: 13:00 – 14:30
Fee: £18
Platform: Zoom
Book Before 17:00 Friday 30 July 2021

Kimono Jacket Haori making with REIKA

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Free introduction to Japanese conversation lesson with Mikiko Miyamoto

Free introduction to Japanese conversation lesson with Mikiko Miyamoto

Have you always wanted to learn the Japanese language but didn’t know how or where to get started? Here is your chance to finally learn some of the most important expressions. Mikiko Miyamoto’s workshop is perfect for beginners and will teach you some amazing things that will help you communicate better on your next trip to Japan.

Date: Saturday 31 July 2021
Time: 17:00 – 18:00
Fee: Free
Platform: Zoom/Webinar
Book Before 17:00 Friday 30 July 2021

Introduction to Japanese conversation

HYPER Show! with FAKY -Online Fan Meeting-

FAKY fans gather! You can join this live event and Q&A this summer. They’ll also show fans two unreleased videos. If you’re a J-POP fan you know who they’re and if you don’t but love great music you should join too. Hyper Japan festival always hosts some of the greatest Japanese musicians and this year is not an exception either. If you love J-Pop, J-Dramas, or if you’re interested in Japanese pop culture don’t miss this FANY’s fan meeting.

Date: Saturday 10 July 2021
Time: 10:00 – 11:00
Fee: £10
Platform: ZOOM
Book Before 17:00 Friday 09 July 2021

FAKY online Fan meeting

Be a Samurai! 3-day sword course with SAMURAI Dojo KENGIDO

Learn about Samurais and this fascinating martial art from one of the most talented Samurai artist KAMUI of Japan; Tetsuro Shimaguchi. Join this fun three-day event and immerse yourself in the traditions and life of a Samurai warrior.

Date: Sunday 01 August 2021
Time: 11:30 – 12:30
Fee: £50
Platform: Zoom
Book Before 17:00 Saturday 31 July 2021

Be a Samurai! 3-day

Free Manga Workshop- Let’s draw your first Manga character with INKO

Free Manga Workshop- Let’s draw your first Manga character with INKO - Japan festival

This is the perfect workshop for manga and anime fans and for those who love kawaii and/or Japanese pop culture. It’s a super fun and free workshop and is perfect for beginners too. Learn how to draw manga from INKO and learn about Manga history. You can also attend another workshop of INKO’s where you’ll learn how to draw Japanese Yokai monsters.

Date: Friday 06 August 2021
Time: 19:30 – 20:30
Fee: Free
Platform: ZOOM
Book Before 17:00 Friday 06 August 2021

How to draw Manga with INKO

Sumi-e (Japanese Ink Painting) workshop “Coloured Sunflower with ほほえみ – Smile in Hiragana”

Sumi-e (Japanese Ink Painting) workshop “Coloured Sunflower – Smile in Hiragana” - Hyper Japan festival

Join a real calligraphy workshop and learn how to create a beautiful drawing like in the image above and learn about this beguiling art form from Akemi Lucas. You can also purchase tickets with calligraphy equipment to make things even easier for you.

Date: Saturday 07 August 2021
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Fee: £35.00
Platform: ZOOM
Book Before 17:00 Friday 06 August 2021

Sumi-e Japanese painting workshop

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Origami: Japanese Anime Character making with Alice Stern

Origami Japanese Anime Character making with Alice Stern - Hyper Japan festival

It’s a really fun and budget-friendly workshop that can be really fun for the whole family. Learn how to make cute origami figurines and bookmarks like anime favorites; Totoro and Pikachu. Alice Stern’s origami workshop is great for beginners and will let you experience this integral part of Japanese culture. So, if you’re someone who’s interested in Japanese culture and loves to explore the best books about Japan you’ll now be able to create your own origami bookmarks.

Date: Saturday 07 August 2021
Time: 17:00 – 17:45
Fee: £5
Platform: Zoom
Book Before 17:00 Friday 06 August 2021

Origami Workshop

Thank you for reading & See you there!