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made of cuddly soft plush for Japan in 2014 lilac with safety eyes stuffed with synthetic filling material with brass plated "Button in Ear" 22 cm / 8.8 inches machine washable at 30° C with CE mark handmade by Steiff UPC: 4001505677755 The Aoyama Teddy bear, is 22 cm / 8.8 inches in size and made from lilac plush. This bear was issued to celebrate the opening of the Steiff shop in Aoyama which is a neighborhood of Tokyo, located in the northeastern Minato Ward. During the Edo Period, Aoyama was home to various temples, shrines, and samurai residences. The name Aoyama derived from a samurai named Aoyama Tadanari who served the Tokugawa Shogunate and held his mansion in this area. Today, along with Shibuya and Harajuku, it is one of the most popular entertainment and shopping areas for young people in Tokyo. It is well known for its fashion houses, restaurants, and shopping. This bear comes in a box but does not have a certificate of authenticity.