Brian Ashcraft, from Kotaku, wrote this interesting piece for Wired about the process he went through to have his cellphone blessed by a Shinto priest.
I’ve come to the 1,270-year-old Kanda Shrine in Tokyo to purify and bless something very near and dear to me: my cell phone. I’ve had hellish luck with mobiles over the past year. I left one on a ride at Universal Studios Japan. Its successor suddenly—and mysteriously—died. The next one accompanied my pants into the washing machine, and its replacement went AWOL in less than a week. Divine intervention was needed, and pronto.