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An abundance of material exists to learn about and enjoy the Friendship Dolls of Japan and America.  Their stories have been widely and frequently reported in magazines and newspapers. Films and TV programs have been created to tell the heartwarming stories related to the Friendship Dolls received by children in the US and Japan.

This section of the web site gives you an introduction to a variety of interesting materials. Highlights include:

  • The Story of the Blue-eyed Doll - Highlights of original animation film. Two Japanese children, Chika and Kota, try to save their school's doll, while during World War II many dolls suffer the fate of being burned and destroyed as "enemy dolls." English translation of Japanese web page.

  • "Blue-eyed Dolls" Page - Three 5th-grade students at Osawa Elementary School in Saitama Prefecture created a nice web site to tell the dramatic story of a Blue-eyed Doll and a Japanese Ichimatsu Doll being hidden together for 40 years before being discovered. English translation of Japanese web site.

  • "The Friendship Dolls" - Article by Kunio Nishimura from the July 1995 issue of the magazine Look Japan. Excellent summary of Friendship Doll story from its beginnings to more recent times.


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