Saturday, September 05, 2009

Samurai In You iPhone, Japan's Softbank Offers Customized iPhone Case For $1000

I really like Naoe Kanetsugu, Both the case and the Character
Softbank Japan is offering Japanese lacquer art, hand crafted cases for iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. The new cases are known as "JAPAN TEXTURE (texture Japan)".
The series of cases blends the ancient traditional art with modern life and depicts well and time honored Samurai Loard as the themes.
The Samurai Lords are, (You should know if you you know Japanese history or happen to watch Japanese history dramas!)
  • 織田 信長 Nobunaga
  • 伊達 政宗  Date Masamune
  • 上杉 謙信  Uesugi Kenshin
  • 直江 兼続  Naoe Kanetsugu
  • 真田 幸村  Yukimura Sanada 

Their emblems, clothes and tastes were taken in to concideration before the cases we designed. The Japan Texture cases were created in collaboration with Zohiko, a renowned Kyoto lacquer ware maker founded some 350 years ago.
These cases take about a week to make and will set you back about $1000.
Softbank Press Release (translated)


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