Remember back in the day when we got our first cell phone – the flip phone! I’m pretty certain this might surprise you, the Japanese love the flip phone. Yep. In a country where you would think technology prevails, the flip phone is ever prevalent. This isn’t to say you won’t see a smart phone, you definitely will. You will see a lot more flip phones!
The great thing about a flip phone, they have a spot for a charm! Do you vaguely remember there was a small spot where you could loop a charm to hang from your phone. The Japanese continue to market cell phone charms. They are everywhere. Usually ¥100-¥300. Cheap and cute. I started collecting them because they are just so kawaii. I’m sure you’re wondering why me, a happy iPhone owner, would need cell phone charms. To decorate a Christmas tree, of course!!
I have collected them from our various adventures. Like to the Cup Noodle Museum.
Also, a couple to celebrate climbing Mt. Fuji. Nothing says Japan like Hello Kitty on Mt. Fuji.
One of the Seven Lucky Gods.
A couple of Daibutsu (Great Buddha).
And Ushiku Daibutsu– The tall standing Buddha near Tokyo.
One more – Hello Kitty in a bowl of Ramen!