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Caricatures of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui are some of the faces that adorn decorative “hagoita” battledores at an annual exhibition of the traditional paddles that began Wednesday in Tokyo.

The ornamental battledores feature caricatures of popular kabuki actors and individuals who have made headlines during the year.

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