I have had Gin for more than 3 years now. He’s my partner-in-crime, and we’ve been through a lot (he’s been through many backpacks and celfones), he was always with me during fieldtrips and sad times. Gin was given by a friend I’ve known since high school, and he said this phone charm is an authentic Japanese product, and I believe so because of the awesome quality and craftsmanship.
Who is Ichimaru Gin?
Ichimaru Gin is a fictional character from the manga/anime Bleach, with the lead named Kurosaki Ichigo, by Tite Kubo. He is a shinigami, a god of death, and the Captain of the 3rd Division of the Soul Society. His zanpakutou is named Shinso. Physically ordinary, his character reeks of sarcasm based on his remarks and his slitted eyes and constant grin. He appeared to have betrayed Soul Society to join his former captain, Sosuke Aizen, in his arrancar army, but then was revealed to have secret plans of revenge.
Since Gin is chipping in places, I have decided to keep him in a down-low, so as to preserve him. Thankfully, a week ago during a dinner with girl friends, another friend of mine gave me a new fone charm! It’s a kokeshi she bought from Hong Kong; I initially named her Cy, short for Cyan, since I first thought her kimono is more blue-green in hue. After a quick inspection and research earlier today I decided to change her name to Emerald because her kimono is in that shade of green.
What is a Kokeshi?
A kokeshi is a Japanese doll handcrafted from wood with a simple body and a round head. Kokeshis are usually depicted to be wearing kimonos, the Japanese national costume for women.
After 3+ years of loneliness, my little buddy Gin has a new friend! We want to welcome Emerald to our topsy-turvy world of adventures and crazy antics! Hello Emerald.
- Eyes of all Bleach Characters! (dailyanimeart.wordpress.com)
- The Truth about The Shinigami Badge and Ichigo Kurosaki – Bleach 474 (dailyanimeart.wordpress.com)
- Kokeshi Dolls from Handmade by Khristine + A Giveaway (blancnotes.com)
- Ichigo appears in Soul Society – Bleach 479 (dailyanimeart.wordpress.com)
- Emerald Dragons (bubblesofmischief.wordpress.com)