Omote 3D Shashinkan
by Party


Customers visiting a pop-up 3D photo booth in Tokyo from tomorrow can take home miniature colour models of themselves (+ slideshow).

Omote 3D photo booth

The Omote 3D Shashinkan project, by Japanese creative agency Party, will allow customers to buy models of themselves in three sizes: small (10cm high), medium (15cm) and large (20com).

Omote 3D photo booth

Prices start at ¥ 21,000 (around £160) for the smallest size, with discounts available for family groups.

Omote 3D photo booth

Customers first have to stand perfectly still for around 15 minutes while staff scan them with a handheld scanner. The figurines are then printed on a colour 3D printer.

Omote 3D photo booth

Shashinkan is the Japanese term for photo booth.

Omote 3D photo booth

Omote 3D Shashinkan opens tomorrow at Gyre, a shopping centre in Omotesando designed by MVRDV, and runs until 14 January. Sessions need to be booked online in advance.

Omote 3D photo booth

Earlier this week US 3D printing company Makerbot opened a 3D photo booth at its New York store, although it only produces models of customers' heads. See all our stories about 3D printing.

Omote 3D photo booth

  • Eyespectacle

    One of the things that fascinates me most about 3D printing is the way this is going to shape people’s tastes and the new aesthetics that will emerge. I look forward to seeing all the new inventions that will come from the 3D printing revolution. I have a feeling these things will surprise us and I look forward to embracing the new aesthetic code that’s ahead.

  • Red Pill Junkie

    I would totally make use of this to put a tiny version of myself inside my Nativity set, showing me photobombing the birth of our Lord :P

  • Allseeingeye

    Regrettably, these are fakes.

  • Margie Thiel Brown

    But is that 300 US dollars for one figurine?