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"Japanese Friendship Dolls" - A lecture by Alan Scott Pate

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA), Ford Lecture Hall
1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene, OR, 97403

A lecture by Alan Scott Pate, Alan Scott Pate Antique Japanese Dolls

Inspired to combat anti-Japanese discrimination in the 1920s, a goodwill project was established in which American children sent over 12,000 dolls to the children of Japan.  In thanks, the Japanese created an astonishing group of traditional ichimatsu ningyô dolls, each with her own elaborate accessories and hand-written letters, which were subsequently sent to the U.S.  These charming gifts were received with great enthusiasm, though many later lapsed into obscurity from which they are only now beginning to emerge.  The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is fortunate to have its own Friendship Doll, whose interesting story will be among the topics covered in Japanese doll expert Alan Scott Pate’s presentation.

This lecture series is presented by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies.  It is cosponsored by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.  For more info, please call 541-346-1521.

Event Type

Lecture, Lectures & Presentations, Multicultural, Arts & Culture


Center for Asian and Pacific Studies

Target Audience

General Public, All Students



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