and Her Times
Okayama" was sent to America from Okayama Prefecture as one of the
dolls given in gratitude for the "Friendship Dolls" (Blue-eyed
Dolls) given by America to many schools throughout Japan. After 74 years, Miss Okayama is
returning home to Japan in order to be restored. Next
spring "homecoming exhibits" in Okayama Prefecture are
planned. People today continue with activities in accordance with the
hope of an American missionary who encouraged the idea of "dolls as
a bridge between Japan and America." Let's take a look at the drama
and human stories that Miss Okayama has to tell us.
(published by the Sanyo Shimbun
from September 23 to October 2, 2001)
Copyright (C) 2001, Sanyo Shimbun
Special thanks to the Sanyo Shimbun for permission to publish this web page.
This is a translation of a Japanese web page (link no longer available).
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