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Gin Meets Emerald

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?

Gin Ichimaru

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.

The new best buds, Gin and Emerald:


About klacenklai

Klarizza Jose is a landscape architect by day, dreamer and digital artist by night, and is in an on-again off-again relationship with coffee.


5 thoughts on “Gin Meets Emerald

  1. That is some pretty cool Gin Ichimaru key ring, wished i have one…

    Posted by Sunite | 01/27/2012, 07:25
    • It’s an original from Japan that’s why the preciseness of Gin’s appearance and the quality is good. =D

      Posted by klacenklai | 01/27/2012, 07:33
      • Yup, noticed the detail, iv seen a few other key-rings, and the precision doesn’t meet the one you have.
        Also noticed that you linked to my blog, within the Related Articles bit. 🙂 iv accepted the comment for it.

        Posted by Sunite | 01/27/2012, 07:38
  2. I have a few anime phone charms and Hello Kitty ones, but mine never are that clean after 3+ years.

    But I’ve seen a lot of those Kokeshi dolls recently. Think they’re absolutely adorable. Love the two-way conversation you placed for your phones charm. Makes me think of stop-frame animation ^_^

    Posted by Sabine | 01/30/2012, 23:15
    • I really took great care of Gin, I didn’t want the paint and quality to fade..Well the paint chipped off but he still looks great. I’m determined to keep him intact. =D How I wish I knew how to make stop-frame animation. That would be awesome!

      Posted by klacenklai | 01/31/2012, 19:21

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