Purikura!

I spent a lot of time in estrogen today. Manda and I went to Esther’s farewell-and-take-all-of-my-clothes champagne brunch. We brought cupcakes from Let’s Cupcake. It was a gathering of ladies eating and trying on Esther’s clothing she was giving away before moving to the UK. Afterward, Manda and I hit up the Pika Pika in Japantown. Manda had prepared for this and brought her Care Bear kigurumi, so I grabbed my hamster kigu, and off we went!

We did one set with normal clothes, and one set with our giant pajamas. DAMN, IT WAS HOT!!! I was sweaty and apologizing for stinking in my humongous fleece onesie with no proper ventilation. Sorry these are kinda washed out. I think we should avoid the super bright setting on the photobooths, and also, we got them enlarged via scanner, and I am sure that did not help with the lack of Manda’s eyebrows either.













I think my favorite is the one on the camel. We ran out of time and couldn’t decorate it, but it truly needed no decoration!

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15 Responses to Purikura!

  1. manami says:

    aww:) i miss those:) i used to take them a lot when i was in japan:) your lucky!!:)

  2. sylvette marie says:

    I love japan its on my next trip

  3. jacci says:

    i have that same hamster suit! and yes, it’s like a personal sauna when you wear it :)

  4. Jenee Nicole says:

    Every time I see someone with a hamster suit, I get jealous. Which is more strange, wanting the hamster suit or how many other people I see with one? Lol.

  5. chinamommy says:

    those are HILARIOUS!!!!

  6. MaDonna says:

    OMG Don’t get the hamster! I wanna purikura with youuuuuuu. I should scan mine in, there are some funnies for sure.

  7. Those pjs are awesome!!!

  8. Ekto-Kim says:

    Sweet pics…we don’t have any purikura machines here in my hometown :( but I have seen a few in Japan/Tokyo, went there last year.
    Love to read your blog!

    • Twinkie Chan says:

      Aw bummer!!!!! Yeah I’ve only ever done it here in SF and also in LA!

      • Maylanie says:

        OMG these are so great!!! I live about 2 hrs from LA but sometimes me and my BF like to trek there for the day. Where are the Purikura booths in LA? (If you don’t mind me asking…)

        • Twinkie Chan says:

          I have only been to one in LA, in a suburb nearish to Disneyland called Westminster at this random Asian-y gift shop in a random Asian-y strip mall. Sorry I’m not more help. I don’t know LA that well! There has got to be one downtown in Little Tokyo!

  9. Emily says:

    HAHAHAHAHA!! Yeah, the camel is pretty awesome! I need to find something like this and take pics with my boys!

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