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In pictures: Hyper Japan takes over Earls Court

Posted at 4:30 pm, February 29, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment

Hyper Japan © Patrick DaltonIf you were anywhere near Earls Court last weekend you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d inadvertently stumbled through the looking glass judging by some of the fashions sported in the surrounding streets. The reason? Thousands of Japanophiles descended on the exhibition centre for Hyper Japan – a three day celebration of Japanese food, drink, technology, fashion and pop culture. If you were looking to try sushi laced with popping candy, drink fine aged Sake or purchase some brainwave controlled animatronic cat ears to wear (yes, that’s brain wave controlled animatronic cat ears) then there was really no place better to be. Patrick Dalton

Hyper Japan © Patrick Dalton

Smiling ‘Lolita’ Nurses wielding huge syringes

Hyper Japan © Patrick Dalton

Yu-Gi-Oh! gamers concentrate on the serious business of playing

Hyper Japan © Patrick Dalton

‘Virtual Vocaloid’ ( google it ) pop stars Miku and Ruka offer free hugs

Hyper Japan © Patrick Dalton

One of the expansive toy stalls featuring hundreds of ‘Gundam’ robots

Hyper Japan © Patrick Dalton

Japanese Street Fashion in London

Hyper Japan © Patrick DaltonThe ubiquitous “bunny ear and face mask” look

Hyper Japan © Patrick Dalton

These are not actual sumo wrestlers

Hyper Japan © Patrick Dalton

Two cosplayers wait backstage for the competition to start

Hyper Japan © Patrick Dalton

The judging panel featuring double world cosplay summit champions and brother and sister team Mauricio and Monica Somenzari

Hyper Japan © Patrick DaltonEven Grayson Perry made an appearance

Hyper Japan © Patrick Dalton

The youngest entrants to the parade as Princess Mononoke and Wolf.

To see more of Patrick’s amazing photos, head to shitlondon.co.uk.

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