Blue-eyed Doll

The name of the Blue-eyed Doll at Hongo Elementary School is Mary Rowe.  She came to the school from America in 1927.  During World War II, the doll was kept safe by Satomi Akabane, the home economics teacher at the school.  After she passed away, the doll was returned by her family in 1986 to Hongo Elementary.

Letters and Passport Sent from America

This is an English translation of a Japanese web page (link no longer available).
Information at top of page from Japanese web page (link no longer available) of a letter from the 6th-grade students at Hongo Elementary School.
Special thanks to Hongo Elementary School for permission to publish this web page.

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