This page provides some of the best web pages
to get general information about the Friendship Dolls exchanged between
Japan and the US. Individual sections of this Friendship Doll web site
contain many more links.
Sites in English
Japanese Friendship Dolls - History and photos of Miss Fukushima, the
Japanese Friendship Doll who was on tour of Japan from October 2007 to March
Friendship Doll Program (Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, Japanese Cultural
Center) - Sponsors Japanese Friendship Doll Program for American schools, New
Year art contest, and other activities.
Tamako - Much information and many photos about the Japanese Ambassador Doll
named Miss Nagasaki.
Friendship Doll Exchange Association - Web site includes photos of dolls
exchanged between this group in Urayasu City and schools in America and other
to Friendship: Celebrating 75 Years of U.S.-Japan Friendship Doll Exchange -
Exhibition from July 27 to October 13, 2002, at the Japanese American National Museum
in Los Angeles.
Sites in Japanese
The following sites are written in Japanese. However, even if you do
not read Japanese, you may still want to visit them to see the photos the
American Blue-eyed Dolls in Japan
Last Update: August 15,
Dolls Home Page - Huge amount of information on all aspects of the
Blue-eyed Dolls sent to Japan by the US in 1927. Has photos and
other material about individual dolls located throughout Japan.
Has links to
other sites (mostly elementary schools) that show photos of the
Blue-eyed Doll Study Group Web Site - Pages on eight Blue-eyed Dolls
of Miyagi Prefecture and on the Japanese Ambassador Doll named Miss
Friendship Doll Exchange Association - Web site includes photos of
dolls exchanged between this group in Urayasu City and schools in
America and other countries.
Dolls Museum - History of
Blue-eyed Dolls, including photographs from 1927.
Friendship Doll Association - Various
information about Miss Kagawa, plus extensive files of newspaper
articles on "blue-eyed dolls." Many photos of Miss Kagawa's
homecoming trip to Japan and her return to US from Japan after being "refurbished."