The author of this article wishes to thank Rosie Skiles for her assistance in providing contacts and information. A past president of J.A.D.E. (Japanese-Asian Doll Enthusiasts) Skiles' tireless work has resulted in the discovery of several Torei Ningyo dolls, as well as unraveling the mysteries of the mis-identifications of many of the dolls.
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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)