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Christmas Present Ideas at the HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market 2015

We at HYPER JAPAN are here to make the festive season a whole lot easier, with our fantastic range of gorgeous gifts and goodies. Whether you’re looking for eccentric pop culture goodies, traditional handicrafts, exquisite artworks, or delicious treats and sakes, our Christmas Market has got you covered. Here’s our top list of exciting and hard-to-find items to get you well and truly in a HYPER festive spirit!

Sushi Kit

SushiA must-have for anyone aspiring to master the delicate art of Japanese cooking, or else impress dinner party guests with their mad sushi skills! This handy pack comes complete with all the ingredients and tools you need to start making delicious and healthy sushi rolls (maki) as well as nigiri sushi in your own home. Make sure you head over to our Sushi Awards to witness firsthand the lofty heights that well-made sushi can achieve!

Premium Sake

SakeWhat better way to propose a toast on Christmas day than with a glass of premium Japanese sake in hand? This merry tipple comes in an outstanding assortment of delicious flavours guaranteed to satisfy every palate, from mellow sparkling sakes to full-bodied cloudy brews, to delightfully sweet sensations. Feel free to sample some of these for yourself at our well-stocked Premium Sake Shop!


Japanese Snacks

CandiesThree words: ideal stocking filler. Aside from their cute and colorful packaging which makes them worthy as mini gifts in their own right, Japanese snacks such as Pocky, Koala March and Hello Panda are quite simply ridiculously moreish. Give a few of these out to lucky friends and family, and we guarantee they’ll be lining up to hop on the first flight out to Japan to gather more of these addictive treats! Make sure to check out our Tofu Cute x HYPER JAPAN Candy Festival for some sugary inspiration.

“Doki” Ceramics

Doki-ceramicsWe absolutely love the fantastic range of plates, bowls, tea ware and sake sets offered by quality Japanese ceramics (‘doki’) manufacturers. Imported directly from Japan, many of these seasonally-inspired products can’t be found anywhere else in Europe, and yet are remarkably affordable for all their exclusivity and authentic charm. A beautiful doki gift set would make a truly lovely present for anyone who takes pride in their kitchen and enjoys dining and drinking in style.


BonsaiInvite your friends to channel their inner gardening guru this Christmas – yes, teeny tiny bonsai are here and they’re looking for a loving home. A healthy dose of pruning, misting and general TLC should be expected, but the sense of satisfaction that comes from tending your very own miniature masterpiece is positively tree-rific (ahem). What’s more, with the changing seasons reflected in their lovely spring blossoms, refreshing summer greens and dazzling autumn shades, these little guys truly are the gift that keeps on giving.

Japanese Kimono

KimonoElegant, stylish, and oh-so Japanese – the kimono has recently broken into Western mainstream fashion in a big way. Kimono-inspired prints and cuts can now be found in most high street clothing stores, but why settle for the spin-off when you can own the real deal? At our HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market you can get your hands on vintage kimono and haori, as well as handmade bags and accessories made from high quality kimono cloth. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to make a bold fashion statement by rocking a genuine traditional Japanese outfit.

Japanese Blu-Ray and DVDs

DVDsWhat better way to idle away long winter evenings than with a movie marathon featuring your all-time favourite Japanese flicks? Grab some popcorn, claim the comfiest spot on the sofa and introduce your friends to some Japanese cinema; perhaps the weird and wonderful world of anime, such as “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” and other masterworks of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli. Japan’s masterpieces of TV and film are far too numerous to list here, but you’ll find a fine selection of all the greats at our Christmas Market to satisfy your festive shopping list.