Small Vintage Abacus from Japan

Small Vintage Abacus from Japan


On my last buying trip to Japan I discovered a hoard of abaci tucked away at one of my favorite thrift stores in Kyoto. I bought one and it sold immediately once I returned home. Lesson learned! This time I managed to find 5 really lovely examples and I’m excited to offer them here. They are listed individually but if you are interested in multiples we can work out a discount.

This is the second smallest of the lot and it is also entirely made from wood and bamboo, including the dowel rods. Features traditional Japanese woodworking details like a dove tail join at each corner. The wood has a beautiful patina to it.

Minor wear to the bottom of the abacus as can be seen in the photos.

Measures 4.75” x 11.5”

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