Japanese friendship doll has home in Fullerton Public Library

In 1926, a Japanese missionary sought to fix relations between anti-sentiment tensions of the United States and Japan with the start of the friendship doll program. The Fullerton Public Library is still home to a doll from the Japanese Dolls of Gratitude collection.

When Rev. Sidney Gulick returned from missionary work in Japan in 1913, he began the Committee on World Friendship Among Children to strengthen bonds between Japanese and Americans.

The doll, Miss Fukue Atsumi, came to Fullerton...

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