Friday, September 26, 2008
The Ningyo do bunko online database offers a large collection of over 60 galleries of antique watercolour designs for Japanese toys. The galleries are in Japanese only, so those unfamiliar with the language will struggle with the limited contextual details. Navigation by thumbnail image and arrows is a simple enough affair, however, and the galleries are easy enough to browse. The images have been digitized at a reasonably high resolution and most may be magnified on-screen.