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Samurai-inspired iPhone cases sold at $1k each

Japan’s samurai-smitten women would dig this.  Inspired by the concept of what iPhones would look like if five famous samurai warriors owned them, SoftBank has just launched these beautiful lacquered cases.  But at US$1,000 a pop, you’ve got to have the big bucks to land yourself one.  They are pretty sexy, though. . .



Link via cnet


Japanese women who dig samurai men

In a country where quirky subcultures are a dime a dozen, hearing about the emerging group of women who dig samurai warriors does not really surprise me. They are called rekijo or female history buffs. These women are attracted to the hunky samurais in the comics they read or in computer games, and start becoming history geeks  because of their crushes on the military commander characters. Some of them even use the crest of their samurai as the backdrop for their cell phone. Check out the video to see more on the samurai-smitten women.


Japan Probe