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"To all our friends in America"
 

The 12,739 dolls sent by American children to Japan brought great joy to Japanese children. Below are a couple of the thousands of thank-you letters that came to America, all written by hand on Japanese paper, delicately decorated:

Many letters were also written by Japanese children to accompany the 58 Friendship Dolls sent to America in November 1927. One sixth-grade student wrote a heartfelt letter that describes her love for Tamako, the name of the Japanese Friendship Doll sent from Saitama Prefecture. She describes the beauty of the region of Chichibu in Saitama Prefecture.  English translation of letter.


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