The instrument has been extensively used by designers.
Compound locomotives have been built by various designers, but opinion is still uncertain whether any commercial economy is obtained by their use.
Most of these artists were designers for books and broadsides by calling, painters only on occasion, but a few of them did nothing for the engravers.
The names of the engravers who cut his designs are not known, and in fact the reputation of these craftsmen is curiously subordinated to that of the designers in all Japanese work of the kind.
The subjects also now include a new series of landscapes and views drawn as seen by the designers, and not reproductions of the work of other men; and also sketches of scenes and characters of every-day life and of the folk-lore in which Japan is so rich.