Tea dressed as Barbara from Genshin, by Kitkat Photography: Photoshoot in Fryer Library


Tea (Instagram @te.a.cos) dressed as Barabara from Genshin, by Kitkat Photography (Instagram @ kitkat_photog)

As part of the closing events of the physical exhibition in 2021, we invited cosplayers and lovers of Japanese fashion cultures, as well as photographers, to do a photoshoot at the Fryer Library at The University of Queensland.

Genshin Impact is an open world role-playing game produced by Chinese game developers miHoYo. I find it fascinating that even though the game is developed in China, it is marketed not as 原神 (yuánshén) but with the Japanese reading – perhaps picking up on and exploiting the popularity of Japanese visual culture.

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