Tokyo: The Giant Abacus

Giant Abacus, Asakusa

Originally uploaded by sindy.

Well, today was my first full day in Japan and we spent the morning in Asakusa, where much of old Tokyo remains. Apart from visiting Sensoji Temple, we walked around the area and found this abacus shop with this great giant abacus outside. What’s particularly great about it is that it’s just like the one our family had growing up– black with orange beads shaped just like that.

Of course, ours was much smaller.

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