Hyper Japan is bringing its Christmas Market to Tobacco Dock - and there are plenty of unusual and fun things to do throughout the three-day event.
We have picked out our top five things at the festival this year:
1. Lady Baby
This group (seen in the video above) is described as ‘Japan’s quirkiest new music group’ and is headed by a former wrestler, who is accompanied by two young female sidekicks.
With their slogan of “singing and dancing to destroy” this lead apparently remains a 5-year-old at heart.
2. Kuli-Kala, Revenge of the Samurai
See this a fully-scored live action theatrical production featuring “Ta-Te” Japanese stage swordplay.
3. The Arabiki Hot Dog Eating Challenge
Anyone with a big appetite should enter this challenge to see how many hot dogs you can eat in 7 minutes.
Those who don’t have such an appetite should just go along for the fun of it all.
The victor will be awarded a £100 prize.
4. Okinawa “Buku Buku” Tea Ceremony
Experience a tradition from a mysterious place within the country - Okinawa.
The Ryukyu Buku Buku Tea Ceremony Akeshinono Kai association will be taking to the J-Culture stage for a demonstration of Okinawa’s unique tea ceremony .
5. Get arty with some sushi
In this partnership between Hyper Creative Studios and Sushi Art Surrey comes Decorative Sushi , a workshop on decorative “kazari” sushi.
Various times, Friday, November 27 to Sunday, November 29, £10-£39, Tobacco Dock