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HYPER JAPAN 2014, day 2!

Picking up where yesterday left off, HYPER JAPAN’s two Saturday sessions were a hub of J-culture activity and fun!

We love the meeting of old and new at HYPER JAPAN, but there are more contrasts which struck us during the course of the day.

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The crowds were raring and ready to go…

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…but the hall was quickly filled with Japanophiles and the J-curious.

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Broken Doll made a smash entrance on our Fringe Stage early in the morning, playing to a very excited crowd with their energetic pop-rock sound! However…

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…at the same time, the traditional sounds of Hibiki Ichikawa and Akari Mochizuki were playing at our main stage, including a folk song written specially for, and about, HYPER JAPAN!

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The clash of swords and bodies hitting mats reverberated around our martial arts display area all day long…

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…but nearby more peaceful traditional pursuits were had in abundance…

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…as well as much less traditional, much less peaceful dance sessions with our ASOBISYSTEM DJs!

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Our Sushi Awards entrants were hard at work on their most impressive creations to date…

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…while around the corner, two cosplayers tucked into some Japanese curry for some fast food!

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Our COSParade featured entrants both big…

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…and small…

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…and very small!

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Our very own Kawaii star Scarlett Young qualified for the final round of NHK’s Karaoke contest…

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…and then J-rockers One Not’e ended the show in their own inimitable style!

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…And these two girls thought their Alpacas were cute enough for our Kawaii!! stage. We think so too!

See you again tomorrow!