Here my latest video a about a visit a doll museum in Kyoto, the home of SuperDollfie dolls owned and managed by the Japanese company Volks. The video is based on an actual special visit. It is called Visit to My Half-Blood Sisters and narrated by my own doll Zaphy, who belongs to the enemy brand Pullip (made in Korea).
Let me confess right here that my movie would have been a flop without the support of Sean Hsiao, who introduced me to the Kigurumi cosplayers and the mask-maker King Fabulous; who helped me get the rights to a song by the Taiwanese band Won Fu; who provided priceless info about Taipei’s sex zones; and who spotted “hidden” online student gossip when times were rough.
And thanks to Mia Chen also for being a partner in crime in the cos zone. Check out Mia Chen’s movies as well & don’t forget that we have a big related event coming up in Hong Kong in December 09 entitled
Hong Kong Cosplayer Mizuki as ‘Marie Antoinette’ from
the Japanese shojo-manga ‘Rose of Versailles.’
We are planning a visit to Kyoto in May to visit the museum of SD (Superdolfie) dolls that belongs to the company Volks. Those dolls are a high-class brand and made for adults, though meanwhile there are other and more affordable ball-jointed dolls made in China and Korea. But Japan and Volks seem to have ultimate power over designing this type of doll and its fandom. One has to make a reservation to visit the museum and no photography is allowed. It is assumed that people will bring along their SD dolls, but I am not sure how they would react if I bring my Korean doll. To get an understanding of how Chinese people use and photograph those dolls, you can watch my shortfilm On the Japanese Doll Complex.