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Culture

This is information from our 2015 Festival, we’ll be updating this page for HYPER JAPAN Festival 2016 soon.

BonsaiJapanese culture is a captivating blend of ancient traditions and modern innovations. Almost two hundred years of self-imposed isolation helped to shape Japan’s unique practices in areas such as art, literature and design, while in more recent times, technology, entertainment and music have advanced in leaps and bounds to achieve near futuristic status.

In HYPER JAPAN’s Culture Area, diverse artisans, practitioners and stallholders give visitors a glimpse into these long-established traditions and cutting-edge innovations, whilst also introducing exciting products and performances which utilise the best of both. Visitors who wish to learn more about Japan through literature, language lessons or even a holiday to this distant island can also find help and guidance in this multifaceted area.