Japanese Wooden Abacus Soroban Math Calculating Tool Vtg 1/5 Beads 27 Rows ST57
Japanese Wooden Abacus Soroban Math Calculating Tool Vtg 1/5 Beads 27 Rows ST57
Japanese Wooden Abacus Soroban Math Calculating Tool Vtg 1/5 Beads 27 Rows ST57
Japanese Wooden Abacus Soroban Math Calculating Tool Vtg 1/5 Beads 27 Rows ST57
Japanese Wooden Abacus Soroban Math Calculating Tool Vtg 1/5 Beads 27 Rows ST57
Japanese Wooden Abacus Soroban Math Calculating Tool Vtg 1/5 Beads 27 Rows ST57
Japanese Wooden Abacus Soroban Math Calculating Tool Vtg 1/5 Beads 27 Rows ST57

Japanese Wooden Abacus Soroban Math Calculating Tool Vtg 1/5 Beads 27 Rows ST57

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Japanese Soroban Abacus Calculator Tool

This is a vintage Japanese abacus, or soroban. It is a mathematics calculating tool and is considered the first calculator in Japan. The Japanese abacus is different from the parent Chinese version. It has a top section of single beads and a bottom of stacked beads, usually five. At the very center is one unmarked stack used for decimal places for more complicated calculations. Many primary schools all over Japan still use these as well as for scorekeeping.
This soroban is made of wood with a dark brown color. It is in excellent working order. The ends are made of metal.

  • 1/5 beads and 27 rows
  • Brown
  • Wood, metal
  • C1960
  • Item weight: 247 grams
  • Packed weight: 447 grams
  • Approx. 7 cm long x 39.5 cm wide x 2 cm tall
  • Good condition considering its age. Discolorations. Wear and tear due to age. Please see the photos carefully.
  • We acquired this item from an auction in Nagoya, Japan

Shipping: We ship worldwide by Japan Post. You can see the shipping prices and options by adding this item to your cart.  We do combine shipping and if the cart does not give you a discount, we will refund any extra shipping paid in the case of overpayment.  

About Us: We are Dan and Maiko.  In my past 17 years living in Japan, we have gained a vast knowledge of Japanese antiques and vintage items and we are happy to bring you many beautiful items from Japan. If you have any questions please contact us.  

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