Toyohashi City's Saigo Elementary School
Height: about 30 cm
Since she has been taken good care of at the school, she is very pretty.
We are having international exchange through
this doll with Northridge Elementary School in America.
This is the Blue-eyed Doll "Koneta."
This is an English translation of a Japanese
web page (link no longer available).
Special thanks to Saigo Elementary School for permission to publish this web page
Koneta's steamship ticket from America to Japan:
Front side of Koneta's passport
Northridge Elementary School in Wapakoneta, Ohio, has developed a close relationship with Saigo Elementary School in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture. Northridge has sent four dolls to Saigo, and Hope Taft, First Lady of Ohio, visited Saigo Elementary School in the year 2000 to present the students with a Native American doll from the children of Northridge. This is the fourth doll that Northridge Elementary has given to Saigo Elementary. The students of Saigo also have sent dolls to the students at Northridge. See three photos of the visit of Mrs. Taft to Saigo Elementary: Photo 1, Photo 2, and Photo 3.
Story of Koneta
Friendship Visit to Saigo Elementary School
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