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What is it?
Licca-chan Doll & Supermarket
What is it made of?
Plastic/Fabric/Cloth
Where is it from?
Japan
When was it made?
ca. 1980
Object ID
AB 82-11
Description

This miniature toy supermarket comes with a Licca-chan doll, her blonde hair tied in a ponytail and dressed in a black maid's dress with apron and lace trim. The market has a yellow floor and yellow checkered walls covered with various advertisements. There is a pink cash register attached to a conveyer belt used to deliver grocery baskets; below the conveyer belt is an enclosed food compartment; above it there are 10 shelves of various shapes and sizes. The shelves hold food products, including vegetables, fruit, snacks, soda, detergents, health aids, coffee, and condiments. To the right of the cash register is a white and red refrigerator with interior blue shelving and additional grocery products. To the left of the conveyor belt is a door than opens. The model includes accessories such as baskets, food containers, plastic bags, cash boxes, receipts, play money, and decals in addition to the doll. The toy was intended for children ages three and up.

Licca-chan (her full name is Licca Kayama) is a popular Japanese dress-up doll, similar to a Barbie doll, dating to 1967 and still produced today. Licca-chan was created by manga artist Miyako Maki, who gave the doll an extensive background story, including favorite hobbies. The franchise now includes spin-off dolls and video games.

Credit
Purchased by the Children's Museum, 1982
AB 82-11 Licca-chan and Supermarket