Pure Gold Disney Christmas Tree

Don’t know what kind of tree you’re going to put up for Christmas this year? No problem, how about a pure gold Christmas tree with famous Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Tink?

Photo Credit: Japantoday.com

In downtown Tokyo, a jewelry store, has pure gold revolving tree in Disney characters made of 88 pounds of pure gold, standing about 8 feet high and 3 feet in diameter.

Decorated with pure gold-plate silhouette cutouts of 50 popular Disney characters and draped with ribbons made of gold leaf.

How much?  it’s only $4.2 million (350 million yen).

It is the ornaments that make it unique and special, Tomoko Ishibashi, in the marketing department of Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewelry, which runs the Ginza Tanaka jewelry store says,

Right now gold is over 4,400 yen per gram. We used pure gold and had an expert craftsman form each Disney character by hand, which took 10 craftsmen two months to complete.

This is one serious Christmas tree and I’ve got $20 saved so far hahahaha.


Thanksgiving & Black Friday 2012

Thanksgiving day for the year 2012 has passed and it was a major relief. The turkey was cut and the leftovers are now being shoved on our plates for the next week or so. When Thanksgiving comes so does Black Friday and I had the pleasure (as much as it can be) of joining the mobs in the battle for gifts. There were some great deals but it was mostly for those who want to buy a TV or laptops… iPads.. those were the deals that count.

I did see people with bags of Disney items coming out of the Disney Store, but I wasn’t able to make it there, which I was disappointed. In any case, my thoughts for these events, they are great for just having fun and hanging out with family, but it shouldn’t be some stressful event where you’re going to fight over a toy or curse people out (yes, that happened to me).