NOTE (July 2014): This site will remain up for a while. However, some of the materials on it have been duplicated at the following site, which will continue after this one is gone:

The new site will no longer attempt to include links to other websites.

Photo gallery of my own ningyô

Illustrated essays:

Ningyô in the year 1000: The Tale of Genji

Geisha dolls, Kabuki, and the Floating World
(4 pages, very image intensive)

The Japanese Doll 
on the Western Toyshelf
Essays and a catalogue of images
(postcards, advertisements,
books, phtographs, etc).
The most important links
Some reading recommendations
Film suggestions 
The Uses of Ningyo
Religious  Festival
Gift  Other
Ningyo construction and materials
Wood  Kimekomi
Paper  Pottery (Hakata dolls)
Traditional ningyô shapes:
Tachibina   Kokeshi
Daruma  Gosho
Girls' day ningyo (hina)
Boys' day ningyo (musha ningyo)
 Friendship dolls and other play dolls (Ichimatsu, furisode, Yamato ningyô)
Puppets and mechanical ningyô
 (Bunraku, Karakuri, Kobe ningyô) 
  Geisha, Actors : Ukiyo ningyô
Links to ningyô dealers, antique and brand-new
Contemporary artists
Ningyô crafts for sale