Doll Festival (Mary)

February 15, 2002 (Friday)
Takanabe Higashi Elementary School, Takanabe Town

Every year all the children at the school gather around Mary, the doll from American, and put on a festival. The children celebrated with visitors from foreign countries in a international cultural exchange.

MRT Miyazaki Television broadcasted news about the Blue-eyed Doll Festival on February 15.

Each year the school holds a doll festival in February.

The many foreign visitors who see the play make a great addition to the festival.

Visitors from
foreign countries


This year the play "The Secret of Mary" was performed.

Each year during the Doll Festival, the children perform a play about the doll. Mary is the only doll remaining in Miyazaki Prefecture of the dolls that came from America in 1927. The students learn international understanding through cultural exchanges with visitors from foreign countries.

All the school children
watch with interest.

Special thanks to Yoshiro Hidaka for permission to publish this web page.
This is an English translation of a Japanese web page (link no longer available).

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