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Friendship Doll Links

This page provides some of the best web pages and sites to get general information about the Friendship Dolls exchanged between Japan and the US. Individual sections of this Friendship Doll web site contain many more links.

Sites in English

  • Japanese Friendship Dolls - History and photos of Miss Fukushima, the Japanese Friendship Doll who was on tour of Japan from October 2007 to March 2008.
  • Friendship Doll Program (Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, Japanese Cultural Center) - Sponsors Japanese Friendship Doll Program for American schools, New Year art contest, and other activities.
  • Nagasaki Tamako - Much information and many photos about the Japanese Ambassador Doll named Miss Nagasaki.
  • Urayasu Friendship Doll Exchange Association - Web site includes photos of dolls exchanged between this group in Urayasu City and schools in America and other countries.
  • Passports to Friendship: Celebrating 75 Years of U.S.-Japan Friendship Doll Exchange - Exhibition from July 27 to October 13, 2002, at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.

Sites in Japanese

The following sites are written in Japanese.  However, even if you do not read Japanese, you may still want to visit them to see the photos the American Blue-eyed Dolls in Japan

  • Blue-eyed Dolls Home Page - Huge amount of information on all aspects of the Blue-eyed Dolls sent to Japan by the US in 1927. Has photos and other material about individual dolls located throughout Japan.  Has links to other sites (mostly elementary schools) that show photos of the Blue-eyed Dolls.
  • Miyagi Blue-eyed Doll Study Group Web Site - Pages on eight Blue-eyed Dolls of Miyagi Prefecture and on the Japanese Ambassador Doll named Miss Miyagi.
  • Urayasu Friendship Doll Exchange Association - Web site includes photos of dolls exchanged between this group in Urayasu City and schools in America and other countries.
  • Blue-eyed Dolls Museum - History of Blue-eyed Dolls, including photographs from 1927.
  • Kagawa Friendship Doll Association - Various information about Miss Kagawa, plus extensive files of newspaper articles on "blue-eyed dolls." Many photos of Miss Kagawa's homecoming trip to Japan and her return to US from Japan after being "refurbished."

Last Update: August 15, 2014