In a world where photos go from your phone or camera straight to Instagram, it’s refreshing to pose for a photograph and hold the printed copy in your hand. In Japan, Purikura combines new technology with the old school photo booth for an experiential photo session.
Purikura stands for print club, and as you queue for your turn in the photo booth with teenage Japanese girls, it feels as if you’ve stumbled into an after-school clubhouse.
When it’s your turn, pose for your photos, and be sure to get creative! Next, it’s time for edits. Use the stylus to enlarge your eyes, slim your face, add graphic stickers and more … but do it fast! There’s a time limit and before you know it, you’ll have your very own photo souvenir.