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Kewpie

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Comic illustration, doll, toy, figurines

Kewpie dolls and figurines are based on comic strip-like illustrations by Rose O'Neill that appeared in Ladies' Home Journal in 1909. The small dolls were extremely popular in the early 1900s. They were first produced in Ohrdruf, a small town in Germany, … see full wiki

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1 review about Kewpie

My Cupid!

  • Aug 10, 2009
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+5
Kewpie (derived from cupid): This little cutie is 100 years old! I first acquired it as a child and mind you, that’s a LONG time ago! Originally created as a comic strip-like illustrations, it appeared on letter pads (do we still use these things now?) and the front of wallets & back of mirrors as pictured here.
Kewpie was introduced to me at the same time as Hello Kitty & Little Twin Stars (both Sanrio Characters). Back then, I found them in the Japanese departmental stores when I visited Tokyo for the very first time during my childhood. I liked them so much so I kept these little “treasures” for years.
Recently on my trip to Tokyo (well, if you consider 3 or 4 years recent; although my last one was just last year) I found these Kewpie characters again. Now, in figurines and on sale in the stores! Tokyo again! I figured the Japanese must be enchanted with these little characters and hence there is always a market for them here. How nice it is to find a piece of my childhood here! And as I do a google on images for Kewpie, I found that many others in the world are as enchanted by them as I had been. How very nice!








 

































 









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August 10, 2009
I thought this review was going to be about Kewpie mayonaise.  I had no idea that the kewpie doll had so much history to it.  So cute!  I think I may need to hit up Japantown and pick me up some kewpie goodies :)
 
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