Lady Gaga Teacup Auction: Proceeds Will Be Used To Support Japan’s Young ArtistsBy Mischelle Esguerra on May 1, 2012 in Lifestyle, United States, World •
Lady Gaga and her teacup
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Lady Gaga’s teacup hits $50,000 or more than four million yen in a charity online auction after the cup was put on ‘Yahoo! Japan Auctions’ with the starting price of one yen, according to reports by several international news sites, May 1, 2012.
Based on reports, the cup and saucer set was used by Lady Gaga at a press conference during her visit in Tokyo three months after last year’s tsunami.
Lady Gaga mentioned she would auction the cup, marked with her lipstick and bearing the Japanese message ‘We pray for Japan’ along with her autograph, recent reports said.
Moreover, according to reports, all the money from the winning bid will be donated to Tomodachi Arts Fellowship Program, which supports young Japanese for one year at specialized US institutions.
Tomodachi is a project led by the US government and the US-Japan Council to support Japan‘s recovery and improve bilateral ties.
The auction is set to finish at 1400 GMT Sunday, May 6, 2012.
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