Model Tsubasa Masuwaka, 23, is collaborating with camera company Kitamura on their photo book ordering system. Masukawa is quite the hit with young Japanese females - the clothes and accessories she wears sell very well among teenagers and ladies in their 20s, so much so that she is said to have generated more than 10 billion yen in sales by herself.
So it may come as no surprise if her involvement with Kitamura does wonders for their service. The system enables users to easily create hard copy albums of photos taken on their cell phones. Known as “Chu-me” (“Kiss me”), the service started in August last year, and Masuwaka’s “wedding ceremony” and “birthday” photo book designs will go on sale in early July. She said it will feature “colors and shades you don’t see in Japan much, designed with an image of American pop.”
Masuwaka said that she takes hundreds of pictures of her 1-year-old son, and that her memory card soon fills up. “I didn’t really think about making albums from my photos, but then I found out about this system, and I thought it could really take off.”© Japan Today