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This unique, antique abacus, a "soroban" in Japanese, is hand-crafted in Japan with hand-carved kanji writing across the back, along with kanji numbers labeling the front. It measures approximately 4 1/2" tall and 13" long and is a 1/5 soroban - 1 bead above and 5 below - a design used from the late 1800's to 1930.

The abacus, famous for being a counting tool used primarily in Asia, actually originated in ancient Mesopotamia. The abacus is still a common mathematical tool used daily throughout all of Asia.

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1850-1930 JAPANESE ANTIQUE Abacus/Soroban.


  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: wood, beads
  • Only ships within United States.
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