Love Cosplay? Then you’re going to love HYPER JAPAN in 2012 – we’re now an official World Cosplay Summit preliminary, which means that you everyone who enters the HYPER JAPAN UK Cosplay Award will be in with the chance of competing with the world’s top cosplayers in the home of cosplay. Sounds good? Thought so.
Urashima Taro is a traditional Japanese folktale, thought to date back as far as the 8th century. Now it is being retold in a stunning production from Rouge 28 Theatre, which combines puppetry with shadow play and the traditional with the modern for a uniquely moving dramatic experience.
Control Tower, a film inspired by the song of the same name from Japanese indie-rock group Galileo Galilei, premieres at London's Raindance Film Festival 2011 on October 9. Find out more about the film and the band behind the film here.
Wagashi are traditional Japanese confections, and they are every bit as intricate and delicate as you might expect from the home of kaiseki cuisine and supreme knife-carving skills. These sweets are inspired by the shapes, colours and flavours of each passing season, and are made from traditional Japanese ingredients even today, making them a very different indulgence to the richness of Western confectionery.