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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 8, February 24, 2008, Article 44

GOLD COIN DRESS UNVEILED IN TOKYO

The biggest bullion house in Japan, Tanaka Kikinzoku
Jewellery K.K., presented on Thursday a shimmering gown
enriched with hundreds of gold coins. The total weight
of gold coins is 8 kilograms. The gown is valued at 30
million yen or about $275,000.

The Japanese bullion house has made the dress using 325
Australian gold coins issued to honor the Vienna
Philharmonic, which it will feature for a whole week
at its shop in Ginza, a district in Tokyo.

"It's not exactly created to float gracefully around,"
mentioned Tomoko Ishibashi, a Tanaka Kikinzoku spokeswoman.

To answer the question about the appropriate occasion
where the gown could be shown off, the Tanaka Kikinzoku
spokeswoman answered: "You might want to wear it when you
have been invited to meet the emperor, such as to the
annual garden party."

The Japanese model, Mayuka, having a height of 178-cm
and a weight over 50 kg, outlined that the dress seemed
quite heavy and that she had serious doubts linked with
dancing in it.

Besides gold coins, there is also a wide range of goods
made of gold. For instance, Tanaka Kikinzoku offers an
18 carat gold bathtub, created for a Japanese hotel. It
is worth mentioning that the bathtub made it to newspapers
headlines twice, the first time when it was presented and
the second time when the bathtub was stolen from the
seaside hot springs.

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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