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Photo Journal: Dolled up for the World Cup

Daruma dolls painted blue in support of the Japanese national soccer team ahead of the World Cup in Russia are seen at Imai Daruma Honpo in the city of Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture. While traditional daruma are painted red, these special dolls are decorated to resemble the Japanese national team's uniforms. The shop is offering the dolls in two sizes -- 12 centimeters and 17 centimeters. Buyers can specifically request to have their favorite player's name and number painted on the doll. The products will be available for purchase from June. For inquiries, call the shop on 027-325-8894 (in Japanese). (Mainichi)

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