A towel inspired by the LP jacket of The Beatles' namesake album known as the "White Album" has hit the shelves. Ikeuchi Organic, a towel maker in the Ehime Prefecture city of Imabari in western Japan, which is famous for producing towels, received permission from Apple Corps Ltd., the British company that holds the rights to The Beatles' work, for the project. A special edition of the album was released worldwide on Nov. 9 to mark the 50th anniversary of the two-set album's release in 1968. Ikeuchi Organic created the white high-absorbent towel with "The BEATLES" logo embossed on it to faithfully reproduce the jacket's appearance. The retail price for the towel is set at 2,000 yen, excluding tax.
(Japanese original by Nobuto Matsukura, Imabari Local Bureau)
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