Japanese Service Lets You Hide Photos Of Ex-Lovers Online

Japanese Service Lets You Hide Photos of Ex-Lovers Online

Breaking up is hard. But you probably keep moments of the relationship: photos, letters or gifts. But those items suddenly become dangerous once you get in a new relationship. What if your new squeeze discovers them? A service in Japan fixes that.

Tokyo-based storage company Terrada Warehouse is launching a new service called MinikuLove. Terrada will store these memories from your former flame, even putting them online so you can enjoy them without getting caught.

The service is actually a timed* promotion for a current storage enterprise Terrada offers called Minikura Mono, which currently stores things like baby clothes and old toys. Sounds like Terrada is hoping to expand to sentimental romantics.

Here's how it works: You pay 250 yen ($3) for a cardboard box that can be filled with up to 30 items and shell out a 250 yen monthly storage fee. Other options are available, like taking 360 degree photos of precious items for an extra fee.

There's even an option to have a professional voice actor do a recording of love letters for 4200 yen ($42) a letter. The recording is burned on a CD, which is given an original CD jacket. The CD is also kept in storage, but if you want to listen to it, can you fork out another 800 yen ($8) to have it sent to you. Of course, you can take your other items out of storage should, say, you become single again. (Note that there are service and shipping fees.)

According to MinikuLove's site, the service will store things like stuffed animals and even toothbrushes, but it won't store, say, things worth real cash (such as bonds or precious metals), nor will it store things like gasoline, plants, or live animals. So, yeah, don't try to store the poodle your ex-lover gave you.

*On October 14, the MinikuLove items will change over to Minikura Mono storage items.

MinikuLove [Official Site]


    Japan's big problem is declining birth rates and general apathy of youths towards traditional relationships in the first place... this company sure chose a strange time to enter the market.

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