Saturday, October 13, 2012

Soroban Abacus

Soroban Abacus 算盤, そろばん

The abacus or soroban in Japanese came to Japan from China in the 17th century and is still used in traditional Japanese shops and in Japanese elementary schools as an aid to the study of math.

Japanese Soroban Abacus

Goods From Japan stocks a variety of soroban abacuses ideal as a souvenir or calculator.

Soroban Abacus from Japan


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