Statue Has Real Twinkle in His Eye

 - Nov 20, 2007   Updated: Jul 18 2011
Nothing says Christmas more than a gold Santa Claus in Japan. Ginza Tanaka created this Santa from 20 kilos of pure gold. It's about 18" tall and has a bag on his shoulder that is also solid gold. Of course there is a diamond on Kris Kringle's belt. If you have to ask, the price is 200 million yen, get you accountant to do the conversion to dollars.

Implications - If you, like many others, find yourself thinking "how on Earth could I afford that?" then this collection of dynamite pictures of the 20kg gold santa should satisfy your cravings for opulence. After all, nothing says Christmas like looking at things your're never going to be able to afford; that is what dreams are made of.