Daibutsu, Kamakura

Daibutsu, Kamakura
Daibutsu in Kamakura, June 2010. There were thousands of school kids visiting that day. It was still great fun.

Monday, November 10, 2008

$850 Christmas Chicken

I guess the current worldwide economic crisis has not affected averyone.

In Japan, $850 Christmas chicken defies recession

For those in Japan willing to splurge this Christmas despite a looming recession, a department store is offering truffle-stuffed roast chickens for 84,000 yen ($847) apiece.

Takashimaya Co has started taking orders for 12 capons to be flown in from Landes, France in time for Christmas Eve and filled with black truffles, foie gras, white sausage and chestnuts.

“People may think it's expensive, but it would be perfect for a party,” said a spokeswoman at Takashimaya.


  1. Anonymous2:06 PM

    Huh....Seems like such a waste when you can buy a whole broiler/fryer for relatively cheap, and fill it up with whatever you like.

    I'm more worried about how to find fresh strawberries for a homemade Christmas cake. Now *that's* something I'm getting sick of shelling out for. ^^

  2. Good luck finding the fresh strawberries.

  3. Dutchie6:50 AM

    Sounds absolutely exquisite n what a centre piece it would be for a special dinner. If I hv a big family in NL, I would asked them to split the cost n share the bird instead of splurging on gifts which we don't really need.

    Wait till my hubby hears this - he's such a foodie !

  4. 'd have to split the cost between 100 people to make it worth it.

  5. more of a status symbol more than anything else, IMHO

  6. I agree Lina. Like people here in LA driving around in big Cadillac Escilades.