There are always options for your household’s Christmas tree. Do you go with the natural tree and wrestle with it as you tie it to your car? Or do you bring the artificial one down from the attic every weekend after Thanksgiving? Most households have a tradition that they have followed for many years.
If you are in Tokyo this year for the holidays, there are is a tree that out-sparkles them all.
The Ginza Tanaka store is celebrating its 90th anniversary and has the tree displayed that is also for sale for 1.8 million dollars. Throughout the holiday season, shoppers can enjoy the beautiful sight.
“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 store is planning on keeping the tree on display until Christmas Day and then it will be taken down. Very delicately hopefully.
Although this tree might “top” what it has done in the past, Ginza Tanka has been known for elaborate decorations. In 2011, the store had another festive ornament that measured over 7ft tall.
It’s not the world’s most expensive tree, though – that honor goes to the Emirates Palace Hotel, located in Abu Dhabi. In 2010, the 302-room hotel displayed a 40ft evergreen decked with silver and gold bows, baubles and white lights as well as necklaces, earrings and other jewelry giving it a record value of close to 8 million dollars.
The holiday season is one to celebrate with family and friends, regardless of what type of tree you have, or if you and your family even have a tree. While there are places in the world that construct glamorous trees with gold and other precious metals, always remember that the fake tree in the big red bag outshines them all.