President Kennedy’s Hina Dolls? U.S. Ambassador Traces Japanese Woman Who Sent Them

Recently reported in the Japan Times. In 1962 President John F. Kennedy was given a set of Hina Dolls, now over 50 years later U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy has traced the woman who sent them. The below story is as reported by Japan Times: Kennedy appealed for help in finding the sender of the dolls, […]

Interview with Akira Mochizuki – 2nd Generation Hina Doll Maker

By Mike Sullivan. Translation by Saneyuki Owada. Please introduce yourself and your background. My name isĀ  Akira Mochizuki, I am a second generation Mochizuki doll maker and head of my own company. Please tell us about your work. My role is making and selling Hina dolls. How long does it take to become a doll […]