I was going through a pile of old magazines today and found some from my host club phase a couple of years ago. (Host clubs are lots of fun by the way!) Flicking though I noticed there was a readers' purikura section. But no purikura of the actual hosts, so I decided to find some for a collection post!
Guys don't generally take purikura without girls except for school clubs, gyaruo and hosts. A lot of purikura places won't even let groups of guys in without girls as a way to stop the perving/harassment that would sometimes happen. I have a theory that the benches are to prevent up-skirt camera shots while the girls are distracted, but that's just a thought.
So if you are unaware of hosts, they are basically guys who work in a clubs as entertainers/escorts. They sit and talk with you, make you feel like you are really special and encourage you to spend a lot of money on drinks at the club. (A champagne tower can cost a months rent!)
They also have a specific look- usually fancy suits, open shirt, lots of bling, big belts and big big hair. The most famous place for host clubs in Kabukicho in Tokyo.
So first up here are the pages of the host magazine Men's Yukai. (Looks like it's no longer being published) These are sent in by the readers. There's quite a mix of summer, winter, Christmas, night out and every day purikura here!
And here's some of actual hosts. I labelled them by the club or group name I could find from the posts, but the guys move around quite a lot and clubs close and open fairly often too.
Air Group (He's taking the blog reader on a virtual date I think)
Club Tribe Star (Osaka)