In a move reminiscent of bubble era boldness, Japan’s biggest bullion house Tanaka Kikinzoku has created an 18 karat gold bath. The twinkling tub weighing a whopping 50 kg and worth a staggering 120 million yen (600,000 pound).
It turns out a large hotel chain commissioned the rather tacky tub. The company hoping that it will become something of an attraction and help draw more visitors. However the constant presence of an eagle-eyed guard could well be a bit off-putting for the more bashful bather.