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The Yomiuri Shimbun

The Yomiuri ShimbunA woman is surrounded by kawari hagoita — seasonal wooden paddles depicting prominent figures from the year — at Kyugetsu Co., a doll shop in Taito Ward, Tokyo. Eight hagoita were unveiled Wednesday for the 32nd annual event, including paddles featuring Yoshihide Kiryu, the first Japanese sprinter to break 10 seconds in the 100 meters, Princess Mako and her fiance-to-be, Kei Komuro, and panda cub Xiang Xiang, born at Ueno Zoo this year.Speech

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