Take a minute to feast your eyes with this elegant piece of decor. This, my friends, is a life-sized Swarovski crystal encrusted statue of Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star. Made by Tokuma Shouten with the collaboration of figure-maker Kaiyodo, this exquisite piece was recently sold in auction for a whopping three million yen.
According to sources, ten artisans worked on the sculpture over the course of three months utilizing approximately 500 thousand crystals. The statue is 1.85 meters in stature (a little over six feet), and its estimated market value is about 10 million yen --meaning that whoever bought the thing actually got a pretty sweet deal.
Okay, so the thing is ever-so-slightly gaudy, but it was sold for a good cause. A portion of all auction proceeds were donated to earthquake-affected areas of Eastern Japan through the Japanese Red Cross Society. Aside from that, I am sure that the statue will make a great conversation piece. I would love to have one of these in my bathroom.
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