US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy gave a video clip of appreciation to the donor of hina doll set that was given to the late John .F. Kennedy, the-then US president 53 years ago this Feb.26th. C.Kennedy had long searched for the donor of the special present to her father before she finally found the person with the US embassy staff.
The donor is Ms. Taeko Matsumoto (92 yrs) in Kitami City Hokkaido. Hina dolls are special dolls representing ancient emperors, empresses, courtiers and their styles and are decorated on the Girls’ Day falling on March 3rd to wish for a girl’s good fortune and health. This time the dolls proved to be a rapport between Japan and US.