by Bill Gordon

Friendship Visits
November 2001

In November 2001, I visited 13 Japanese elementary schools and kindergartens, most of which have a Friendship Doll. One web page gives my thoughts about the entire trip, and also I have created a separate web page for each school visit (see links below). In addition, there are some links to Japanese pages published about the visits.

I also had the pleasure to visit with several Friendship Doll groups in Japan:

Finally, on November 17 I visited the special exhibit of Nagano Prefecture's 23 dolls at the Shinano Education Museum in Nagano City. This exhibit also included many interesting items created by the sixth-grade students of Watauchi Elementary School in Nagano City.

Children at Saigo Elementary School

Friendship Visits - May and June 2003
Friendship Visits - October 2002
Friendship Visits - February and March 2002
Index of Friendship Visits

Main Page | 1927 Doll Exchange | Japanese Friendship Dolls | American Blue-eyed Dolls
Mass Media / Books / Films | Letters
Other Friendship Doll Programs | Teachers' Corner
Links | Recent Changes | Acknowledgements
| Children's Page