Last week, we saw a group of four girls huddled in a photo booth. Only in Japan, this is no ordinary photo booth like you might find in the states with boring passport head shots.
Known as Purikura, they are wildly popular here for lots of extra custom features. You can choose different background scenes like the beach or movie theater or even a busy subway car. You can draw on them with a virtual pen, and best of all, you can make them into stickers...and who doesn't love stickers?
For my new challenge today, I took some pictures inside a Purikura booth, AND it was definitely a challenge. A woman's voice in Japanese guides you through the whole complicated thing, and there are all buttons and pens and screens and timers and flashes. I have to admit I was completely perplexed and resorted to pushing random things inside there.
Somehow I ended up with this:
Have you ever done a Purikura? I wish I had known about these booths when I was 14...