A special "torei ningyo," or doll of friendship, Kasumi Tsukuba has just returned from extensive restoration at the Yoshitoku Doll factory in Tokyo, where she was created in 1927. Sent with 58 other dolls to the U.S. from Japan in 1928 as a goodwill gesture, Kasumi Tsukuba traveled around Wisconsin and was sent to "live" at the MPM, where she was displayed intermittently throughout the rest of the century. See her now restored to her original glory with all her 80-plus accountrements.
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Added by MPM on October 11, 2007