A pure gold bowl priced at about 10 million yen ($65,000) was stolen from a Tokyo department store on Thursday, with police seeking a man caught on camera taking the item.

A store staff member realized the bowl was missing from its display around noon at a gold exhibition on the eighth floor of Takashimaya department store's Nihombashi branch and reported it to the police about 15 minutes later.

The bowl was displayed under a clear plastic case without a lock.

Security footage showed a man in his 20s to 30s removing the bowl and placing it into his backpack at around 11:40 a.m. He was wearing glasses and was in a sweatshirt, according to the police.

Takashimaya department store's Nihombashi branch in Tokyo's Chuo Ward is pictured on April 11, 2024. (Kyodo)