The photo at left shows a Japanese Ichimatsu doll made in same style as Japanese Friendship Dolls given to America in 1927. These dolls are called Torei Ningyo (Dolls of Gratitude), since they expressed Japan's deep gratitude for the nearly 13,000 dolls sent to Japan by America in early 1927. The name of the doll at left is Miyako.

Two copies of this same doll, which commemorates the original Torei Ningyo, are located with the American Blue-eyed Dolls at Tahara Chubu Elementary School and at Saigo Elementary School in Aichi Prefecture.

Photo of doll at Saigo Elementary School, Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture

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