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Sangaku (Tamura Shrine)

This 'Sangaku' (Japanese calculation tablet) was offered to the Tamura Shrine in Nakayama, Tamura-machi. Traditional Japanese mathematics became obsolete after the adoption of Western mathematics, but it is said that the Japanese mathematicians of Koriyama played a big role in the calculation of land surveys and irrigation water requirements in the Asaka Land Development Project and construction of the Asaka Canal. It is an academically important cultural artifact, as it allows us to understand the standard of Japanese mathematics, as well as the distribution of scholars. The Inari Shrine in Nakata-machi also has an offered Sangaku.

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Address Hongo-135 Tamuramachi Sanchu, Koriyama-shi
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Designated Status Municipally Designated Important Tangible Folk Cultural Property

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