Japan for the Uninvited

Japanese culture from a bemused foreign perspective

Purikura (Print club)

Print club (or purikura) is a special covered booth which takes novelty pictures. Once the picture has been taken, cartoons, mangled English and “cute” stuff can be electronically added before they are printed out.

Surprisingly low-tech by Japanese standards, it’s massively popular among young people.

Print club machines can be seen all over urban Japan, usually surrounded by Japanese schoolgirls swapping pictures.

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  1. At http://PuriCam.com/ you can experience the Japanese Purikura craze online with your webcam or by uploading your photo!

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