Hein (fub) wrote,

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Shinto for your electronics

The Kanda Myoujin shrine is located in Akihabara, the electronics shopping district in Tokyo. It's a bit off the main drag, but the influence of the otaku is making itself felt.

So the shrine went with the times and now offers services targeted to gadget freaks! It all started out with the shrine selling charms to stick onto your PC against system crashes seven years ago, when Windows XP was released. And now they have services to bless your mobile phone! Because every animist knows that everything has a 'kami', and electronic gadgets even more so -- and purifying the machine and treating it with respect will make it run so much smoother. Full story here, all in one page.

Also, I want one of these IT Info Safety Blessings. I'd totally stick it on my work laptop!
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