Kumamon, the über-popular bear mascot of Japan’s southern prefecture of Kumamoto is up to his goldbricking again, literally.
Golden statue of Kumamon
Ky0do News | May 1, 2014
A pure gold statuette of Kumamon is unveiled by Tanaka Kikinz0ku Jewelry in Tokyo’s Ginza district. The statue, with a price tag of 1OO million yen, weighs ten kilograms and stands about 18 centimeters tall.
The rest-of-the-story is that the solid gold Kumamon weighs ten kilograms but costs 1OO million yen ($975,772 USD).
However, today’s price for ten kilograms of gold is 42,336,234 yen or $413,104.94 USD.
Hmmm, that seems a bit high for a gold bricker.
Previous 3Yen reports of goofy Kumamon’s antics include:
• Kumamon did it! (3Yen / 2014-04-13)
• Kumamon gets crazier (3Yen / 2013-07-07)
• Panic disordered characters in the kitchen ↓ (3Yen / 2012-11-04)