I've been on the lookout for the right case to get for my iPhone 4 and in the interim I have been using my old 3G case which isn't quite the best look. While searching I came across these stunning cases made by Softbank called "Japan Texture" which are a special edition range they created to honor samurai warriors DATE Masamune, ODA Nobunaga, UESUGI Kenshin, NAOE Kanetsugu and SANADA Yukumira.
If that isn't a great back story to tell about a case I don't know what is!
Employing traditional Japanese art and using extremely skilled craftsmen painting with urushi lacquer, Softbank along with lacquer company Zohiko have created some beautiful cases. Normally I would have snapped these up in a second but two major drawbacks stopped that from happening: the cases cost about $1000 each ( yikes ) and no case for the iPhone 4.
And so the search continues.....
Check the cases out in hi-res glory at Flickr