Asian Confluence Center, Lady Veronica Lane,
Shillong, Meghalaya 793003
21 January 2017
Asian Confluence and NEOtakus hosts cosplay event to promote Indo-Japan ties.
January 21, 2017: As an enterprise of one of the numerous sets of initiatives launched by Asian Confluence, Shillong Centre, Asian confluence and NEOtakus co-organised a two-day Shangri-La Cosplay festival at the Asian Confluence premises in Shillong on January 20 and 21 to promote Indo-Japan relations. The event was directed at achieving a people to people level of interaction and exchange through popular culture. It is also one of the means through which the youth of North East India can connect with the young people of Japan.
The World Cosplay Summit (WCS) preliminary winner, Chakbi Lombi, announced today at the cosplay festival will also get a chance to represent the country, after further screening at a National level, for the WCS in Japan!
Bandame Lyndem, NEOtakus’ team lead organiser, expressed that the culmination of the event through Asian Confluence and NEOtakus have generated overwhelming buzz and response from the public and it has definitely led to a larger cultural exchange and reception of the pop culture that has also become a part of Northeast India for quite some time now.
Furthermore, famed cosplayers from Arunachal Pradesh Juno Pinggam and Chiichi Gichik who were recently selected to represent India in the upcoming World Cosplay Summit 2017, to be held at Nagoya, Japan this August were also taking part in the event as judges in the Shangri-La Cosplay Festival.