Traditional Japanese dollmaker Kyugetsu unveiled dolls of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, ahead of the country's 'Girl's Day' celebrations.
The day is meant to celebrate the health and happiness of girls in Japan.
Each doll was about 38 centimeters and dressed in traditional Japanese black and gold kimono, in the belief that it would cure problems and misfortune.
Each year Kyugetsu picks an inspiring character for its dolls.
This year, the company said it had chosen Merkel and Macron in the hope that they would work together for global peace.
Last year, the company chose US President Donald Trump and in 2016 it chose Hillary Clinton's doll in the belief that she would win the US presidential election.