For people with lots of money, now there's a swimsuit made of pure gold.
A Tokyo jewelry store showed off the swimsuit along with a dress and matching shawl all made of thread spun with 24-carat gold at a workshop in Kyoto.
The method used to make the outfits is more than 1,300 years old. The dress and swimsuit were handwoven. It took 32 days to weave the swimsuit.
The dress weighs 1.1kg and costs 30 million yen (NT$8 million), Ginza Tanaka said.
The swimsuit weighs 500g and is on sale for 10 million yen (NT$2.6 million).
"The dress and swimsuit can be worn normally like any other clothes but should be treated as jewelry, and so shouldn't be washed in the washing machine," a spokeswoman for the store said.
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?: In the old days people used to spin cotton on a spinning wheel.
2. weave v.i. /v.t.
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3. jewelry n.
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