According to the Foreign Policy blog – we told you Obon is a slow news cycle! – online game company NHN Japan has set up a series of these statues around town to promote their mobile game site hange.jp. Apparently, when people touch the statue’s arm with their mobile phone, the application site will automatically open and a lucky winner will be rewarded 10,000 U.S. Dollars.
We’ve been looking around for one of these to give it a go, what the heck 10k would be a nice summer bonus too boot, but have not managed to come across one so far. Cool media stunt!