Learn the journey of Soroban from China to Japan and how this “math tool” has become an integral part of the curriculum of Japanese learners.
You’ll see different types of Soroban.
Let’s try it!
The soroban, known as the Japanese abacus, is considered to be the first calculator in Japan and has played a significant role in the cultural and educational development of the country. Learning to use one proficiently helps in so many ways:
Develop qualities of concentration, patience, and endurance.
Leads to greater mental capacity.
Who This Experience Is Good For
Recommended for people who are into challenges, history and Japanese culture.
Meet Our Local Host
Yumiko Honda is the principal of the Honda Soroban Style Anzan Class school. which was founded in 1937. She says “What people learn in childhood has a great influence on how they live later in life. It is very risky to leave what you are not good at as it is. If you have a lot of things you are good at, your self-esteem will rise and you will be able to improve more and more.” And with this mentality, she teaches kids to adults how to not be afraid of mathematics, but improve yourself to learn this art based on logic.
“Overcoming obstacles can be a great experience of success.” Yumiko Honda.
Start Time: 1:00 pm Meet Ken at the entrance of JR Ashiharabashi Station
Ride for 7 stops to JR Temma Station with Osaka Loop Line
Walk 8 minutes.
Start of Soroban Class.
End time: 3:00 pm
A Soroban with paper and pencil needed to take the lesson.
You can take videos and pictures from the experience.
What’s Not Included
Know Before You Go
Minimum Needed: 2 people
Maximum Capacity: 5 people
Booking Deadline: 5 days before event
Weather Dependent: No
Difficulty Level: Easy
Special Clothing Required: No
Extra Cash: Needed for public transportation
Ground Transportation: Not included, but we will ride public transport together
Additional Information: N/A
Liabilities: The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.
fREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Really interesting and unique experience! Also the food was delicious and the service at the restaurant was perfect.
Unique and brilliant!
Wonderful experience. I’ve never voluntarily opted for a math-related excursion before but this was worth it! The teacher was warm, friendly, and helpful and let us go at our own pace. Ken was also great at translating and then showing us around the area nearby the soroban teaching center.