Japan doll maker offers mini Trump ahead of Girls Day holiday

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A traditional Japanese doll modeled after U.S. President Donald Trump has raised eyebrows among some Tokyo shoppers ahead of “Girls Day”, a holiday meant to celebrate the health and happiness of girls.

The Trump doll, clad in a gold and black kimono with a golden-haired head, was unveiled on Thursday by Kyugetsu Co Ltd, a maker of traditional “hina” dolls for the March 3 holiday, reports Reuters.

The day is usually celebrated by families who decorate their homes with an elaborate set of the 60 cm (2 ft) high dolls to wish their daughters health and happiness.

Some customers expressed surprise at the company’s decision to include a Trump doll among its four new offerings for Girls Day.

Debbie Walker, a tourist from Ohio who was buying a set of dolls for her newborn granddaughter, said the Trump doll was not appropriate given his comments about women that emerged during the U.S. election last year.


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