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HYPER JAPAN 2013 promises you diverse and exciting stage shows galore!

We are delighted to confirm that International Geisha Sayuki, along with three of her geisha sisters, will be giving a talk and performance each day of the event. This is an extremely rare opportunity to see authentic geisha entertainment outside of Japan, and certainly not to be missed! Continuing on the traditional entertainment vein, musician Hibiki Ichikawa and Co. will be playing authentic Japanese folk music for the Earls Court crowds, and comic story teller Diane Kichijitsu will have you in stitches with her Rakugo comic storytelling.

If contemporary is more your thing, technodelic performers SIRO-A and robotics experts ITK have all signed up to demonstrate their dazzling skills on the HYPER JAPAN Main Stage, and music acts Yun*chi, VANIRU and Yanakiku will be providing some J-music edge. There will also be some super cool J-style on parade as we tell a Tokyo Fashion Story– then get ready to come along and cheer as we go for Guinness World Record glory!

There will also be the famous HYPER JAPAN COSParade, taking place on the Saturday and Sunday, and you’ll be on the edge of your seat as we pick the cosplayers who will represent the UK at the European Cosplay Gathering.

We’ll also be bringing back the Japan Media arts festival, who will be presenting some of their award winning works from the past year. Watch excepts from some of their award winning animations on Friday, and on Saturday meet the creators of the KURATAS giant robots, which won the Excellence Award in the Entertainment Division of the Festival, who will be giving a talk on the HYPER JAPAN Main Stage and demonstration via a live link-up to Japan.

For full Stage Programme, please click here.

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