Japanese Friendship Dolls
Accessories of Miss Hyogo
The Japanese Friendship Dolls arrived in America with much more than the clothes (kimonos, to be more exact) on their backs. They each had many accouterments in their luggage. These personal accessories, furniture, and clothing made their long stay in America more comfortable.
Of course, these accouterments were doll-sized. The Japanese dolls brought with them the following types of items:
In addition, the dolls had two tea sets, one for daily use and one for the special Japanese tea ceremony. These tea sets included such items as porcelain tea cups, containers for loose-leaf or powdered tea, woven-grass hot pads to protect table, and containers for hot water.
Photos used with permission of
Kagawa Friendship Doll Association, and North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
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