- Title: Pure gold Christmas tree give Tokyo a 1.8 million dollar sparkle
- Date: 21st November 2016
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (NOVEMBER 21, 2016) (REUTERS) GOLD CHRISTMAS TREE IN JEWELLERY STORE GOLD CHRISTMAS TREE ON DISPLAY SIGN READING (Japanese and English): "GOLD CHRISTMAS TREE" PEOPLE CROSSING GINZA MAIN STREET PEOPLE WALKING JEWELLERY STORE, GINZA TANAKA, DISPLAYING GOLD CHRISTMAS TREE GOLD CHRISTMAS TREE ON DISPLAY PURE GOLD WIRE OF CHRISTMAS TREE (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) STORE MANAGER OF GINZA TANAKA, TAKAHIRO ITO, SAYING: "In the current situation where the global economy is suffering as a result of economic instabilities like Brexit, we made this gold Christmas tree hoping it will wipe out gloomy news and provide a bright and shiny future." GOLD CHRISTMAS TREE ON DISPLAY CUSTOMER SHOPPING CHRISTMAS PRESENT ON DISPLAY PURE GOLD WIRE OF CHRISTMAS TREE CHRISTMAS PRESENT ON DISPLAY CUSTOMER LOOKING AT GOLD CHRISTMAS TREE (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 30-YEAR-OLD BUSINESSMAN, YASUHIKO SATO, SAYING: "It is indeed beautiful. I'm impressed that they display gold tree every year." GOLD CHRISTMAS TREE ON DISPLAY
- Embargoed: 6th December 2016 11:28
- Keywords: Christmas tree gold Ginza Tanaka wire
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Living/Lifestyle,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA00159DZM8P
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A $1.8 million gold Christmas tree added extra sparkle to downtown Tokyo on Monday (November 21) ahead of the holiday season.
The special Christmas tree is made of 19 kg (42 pounds) of pure gold processed into 1mm (0.04) gold wire and stands about 2m (6.6 ft) high.
Ginza Tanaka, a luxury jewellery store in a famous Tokyo shopping district, displayed the tree to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the shop and to help spread Christmas cheer.
"In the current situation where the global economy is suffering as a result of economic instabilities like Brexit, we made this gold Christmas tree hoping it will wipe out gloomy news and provide a bright and shiny future," said Ginza Tanka store manager, Takahiro Ito.
The tree is for sale, but most customers just enjoy looking at it.
The gold Christmas tree will be displayed in the Ginza store until December 25.
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