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Purikura the Japanese photobooth

This is the look of a typical machine Purikura.

This is the look of a typical machine Purikura.

If we are accompanied by friends and found a game arcade, we cannot miss the opportunity to take some pictures known as Purikura プリクラ, the fancier photobooth. It is very popular in Japan for taking photos with friends before selfie became a trend.

The screen will display instructions. Above is the camera.

The screen will display instructions. Above is the camera.

One of the funniest moments, when we decorate the images.

One of the funniest moments, when we decorate the images.

The operation is as follows:

  • We entered the compartment where the camera is and place ourselves.
  • After putting the money and follow the instructions on the screen will display our image and take several pictures.
  • Afterwards we get out and on the back of the machine we have to decorate our pictures, painting colors and adding words or objects.
    Use the scissors to cut the final picture.

    Use the scissors to cut the final picture.

    When the time is up we have to wait a few minutes for the pictures to be processed and printed. Best of all is that photos are stickers too, so you can stick it anywhere easily. Some modern purikura machine has the ability to transfer the photos right into your phone.


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