Karrie wearing Mary Magdalene, by Kitkat Photography: Photoshoot in Fryer Library

Karrie (Instagram @ tangled.larper) in Lolita fashion brand Mary Magdalene, 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.

This joyful image captures the importance of books and reading in shōjo (girl) culture.

The research volume Girl Reading Girl in Japan (ed. Tomoko Aoyama and Barbara Hartley) explores “reading girls” in depth.

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