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Tokyo Library Opens to Cosplay Photo Shoots

Tokyo Library Opens to Cosplay Photo ShootsLocation is a huge part of what makes great cosplay photos, and there are quite a few costumes out there for which a library setting would be perfect.

Shooting in most libraries, especially with flash, is usually a no-no, but for a limited time, Tokyo’s Toyo Bunko is opening its doors to cosplayers and their faithful photographers.

This isn’t just any library, either: it houses the largest Asian Studies collection in Japan, and the section open for cosplay alone contains 24,000 books and materials.

There will be three separate cosplay-okay days: April 10, 24 and June 17. Shooting is possible from between 10am to 4pm, and entrance costs ¥5,400 per person.

If you’re interesting in using the library yourself, or seeing more photos, check out the official site.

What series do you think would fit the space? Is Library Wars too obvious a pick?

Source: Dokipress

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.