21:26 11 November 2016
SAITAMA, Japan, Nov. 11, Kyodo
A small Japanese rubber mask maker has seen surging orders for its Donald Trump masks after his victory in the U.S. presidential election.
Ogawa Studios Inc. said Friday it has received about 3,000 orders for the masks, priced at 2,592 yen ($24.4), since his victory became clear late Wednesday afternoon in Japan.
The orders have pushed production to full capacity, Ogawa Studios said.
In the period from May until Wednesday, the company sold 1,867 masks of the Republican businessman, around 1.5 times more than that of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
“Sales (of a mask) depend on how unique the character is. Trump’s reputation will decide if orders continue to rise or not,” said Takahiro Yagihara, senior managing director of the Saitama-based company.
Ogawa Studios sells masks of movie, animation and other characters in stores and online.
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