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How do I have fun taking purikura booth photos?

The word "purikura" is shorthand for "print club" (purinto kurabu)." It refers to photo stickers that can be purchased in a photo booth. People enter a purikura booth (akin to machines that take passport photos), pop in a coin, get their photo taken against decorative and playful backgrounds, and in minutes receive a sheet containing five to ten miniature photo stickers. These stickers are then given to friends and family or plastered on all manner of items, such as cell phones, refrigerators, cars, diaries, and bedroom doors -- the only limitation is one's own imagination.

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