For a mere 39,900 Japanese yen ($400 USD), you can now have a crappy crystal ‘Kumamon’ mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture. Wo0t!
Baccarat Presents Crystal Glass “Kumamon” Figure
JIJI Press | Dec. 2, 2013 –French high-end glass maker Baccarat will release on Dec. 9 crystal-glass figures of “Kumamon,” a mascot bear for Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan…more...
According to the Asahi News, the crystal ‘Kumamon’ is 11 cm tall, and takes skilled craftsmen painstaking efforts to prevent impurities and air bubbles from ruining the roundness of the glass bear’s belly. Baccarat supposedly had a hard time making this a commercialized product. Ri-i-i-ight.
Learn more at Kumamon’s official Facebook page.