Yoshiki's piano sells for Y11 million

TOKYO — The bidding on the piano formerly owned by Yoshiki, leader of the popular rock band X Japan, has closed at 11,001,000 yen.

Yoshiki decided to auction his iconic custom-made Kawai grand piano to raise money for victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan on March 11. With the help of Amazon, the auction was available to bidders around the world in a selection of languages.

The piano went under the hammer on April 17 with a starting price of one yen. Bidding was briefly suspended on April 19 after a prankster bid 6 billion yen. The bid was removed and the auction recommenced on April 25 at 5:00 p.m. The winning bidder’s payment will be donated to earthquake relief in affected areas.

In a similar auction on April 10, studs belonging to Yokohama FC soccer star Kazuyoshi Miura, 44, were sold for 7,778,777 yen.

Source: Japan Today

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