We received very, very nice dolls
from American friends. These dolls were messengers of peace. How happy we were
at that time. Now we are asking our Japanese dolls to go to America to say thank
you. Today our dolls, Miss Hideko Yamato and fifty-seven others, are going to
sail to the Land of Stars and Stripes. We are very happy that the dolls are
ready to leave, but also we feel a little sorry that we must now part.
messengers, when you get to that land, please tell our real warm hearts to the
American friends, and also tell them that we are thankful to have those American
dolls and that they are having a nice time since they came. Our American friends
must be waiting for your arrival. I do hope they will love you. If so, we shall
be so happy, because we too will become good friends. I think there are many
interesting things to see in that country, such as big houses, nice parks,
beautiful flowers. American girls will show you such pretty things. Please tell
them our interesting fairy tales.
You must be in the boat two weeks to cross the
Pacific Ocean before you get to America, but you will not be lonely, for you
have many friends. Please take good care of yourselves. We are praying for your
happy and safe voyage and we shall never, never forget you, even forever.
Good-bye, Miss Hideko Yamato and other fifty-seven dolls. Now let us sing a song
of farewell to you.