Dear Celestialshadow Cosplay,
My name is Adrian ōhrn Johansen, I am photojournalist from Norway. Together with my colleague Rune Kreutz, whoís a film critic and writer, Iíll be traveling to Tokyo in August to make a story about anime. Our goal is to find out why animation (including both anime and manga) is so important to Japanese culture, across all ages. You struck me as the perfect person to ask for advice, and I hope you donít mind me writing to you in this regard.
Unfortunately weíre not in town during Comiket 86, but will obviously go visit the stores located in Akihabara. Iíve also read that thereís a cosplay on Harajuku bridge every Sunday, but weíre mainly looking for the less obvious and not so well known locations.
What will be the easiest solution if we want find a cosplay to attend (with permission, of course) during our stay?
We want to get in touch with Japanese cosplayers and able to spend time with them in their daily life. We are hoping to get close to the otaku culture.
Unfortunately we donít speak Japanese.
Any tips, thoughts or contacts will be much appreciated.
Thank you very much for your help.
Adrian ōhrn Johansen