The golden Christmas tree in the store in Tokyo
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The $4.2m Christmas decoration made out of pure gold

22 November 2012 Last updated at 15:05 GMT

A Christmas tree made out of $4.2m (£2.6m; 3.3m euros) worth of pure gold has gone on sale at a Japanese jewellery store.

The 2.4m (7.8ft) high revolving tree features cutouts of Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Tinkerbell and Cinderella.

David Gordon reports.