Trump win boosts Japan mask maker
Minister Shinzo Abe. The company started selling the Trump masks, which cost 2,400 yen ($21), in May and had shifted about 1 800 by Election Day.
But demand surged after Trump won, with sales of 5 000 masks within several days, Yagihara said. Ogawa Studios expects to ship a further 8 000 Trump masks by the end of this year, he added.
The studio’s array includes those of politicians, cartoon characters, sumo wrestlers and even one modelled on a bronze statue of the Buddha.
One of the more successful masks was of Obama, Yagihara said.
“The popularity of Mr Obama’s was far beyond that of Mr Trump’s but I have high hopes he will catch up,” he said.
EmployEEs produce rubber masks of Us president-elect Donald Trump at the ogawa studios mask factory in saitama, north of Tokyo.