GIVEN IN FRIENDSHIP: Japanese artist Bosho Shosoin with one of her princess dolls.Picture: WARREN CROSER
GIVEN IN FRIENDSHIP: Japanese artist Bosho Shosoin with one of her princess dolls.Picture: WARREN CROSER

Japanese doll with a spirit for peace

By LEONIE BRANN

ALTHOUGH renowned Japanese doll-maker Bosho Soshoin can't speak English, her message is clear ? by embracing other cultures we understand each other. The doll-maker and a contingent of Japanese artisans will have traditional works on display at the opening of the Father Tony Glynn Japan-Australia Centre at Southern Cross University on Friday at 4.15pm. After nearly five years fundraising, the Japan Centre committee's dream of creating a language and culture centre to celebrate the life of Lismore Marist Brother priest, Father Tony Glynn, will soon be realised. Father Glynn dedicated his life to reconciliation between the people of Japan and Australia following World War II. Ms Soshoin will give a traditional-design porcelain princess doll to the centre to show respect to her 'friend' Fr Glynn and to encourage stronger bonds between the countries. Japanese Ambassador to Australia, the Honourable Ken- zoo Ohshima, will also attend.



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