Shataka's Monologue        

Self-Introduction Birthday: April 4, 1927
Height: 36 cm


I am one of the 12,000 dolls given to Japan in 1927, when a friendship exchange through dolls was planned by Dr. Gulick and many volunteers as an international goodwill project.

Now I have about 300 sisters throughout Japan. However, I have heard many of my other sisters were destroyed as "enemy dolls" during World War II. That event was very sad.

For 75 long years I have seen the wonderful children of Johnan Elementary School. I would like to introduce to today's children the history of Johnan Elementary School that I have seen.

This is an English translation of part of a Japanese web page (link no longer available).
Special thanks to Johnan Elementary School for permission to publish this web page.
Web page on Johnan Elementary's Blue-eyed Doll published by Peace Movement Staff Iwate.

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