Party held to mark 50 years of Licca Doll
NHK -- Jul 18
Nearly 1,000 people have attended a party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the popular Japanese dress-up doll Licca.

The event was held on Monday in Urayasu City, near Tokyo.

The participants brought invitation cards they got 25 years ago. These were included in a limited edition of the doll released in 1992.

About 50 dolls dressed in various styles of the past were displayed at the venue. The 1975 edition wore a mini skirt and the 1995 one had loose socks that were popular among schoolgirls at that time.

One family says they bought the limited edition when their child was born and it's hard to believe that 25 years have passed.

Launched in 1967, more than 60 million Licca Dolls have been sold.

着せ替え人形の「リカちゃん」が25年前の約束をしっかりと守りました。特別に招待された人だけが参加できる誕生パーティーとは。
News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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