展示ゾーン:潜入!世界一ファクトリー

情報化社会を支える重要な基盤

そろばん

展示協力: 神話とたたらの里推進室

江戸時代から続く日本の「識字率」の高さを維持しているのは、「寺子屋」に始まる「庶民の教育」です。その中でそろばんは、文字の読み書きの教育とともに、日本独自の進化を遂げた「和算」の教育に必要不可欠なツールでした。情報や知識に当たり前に慣れ親しんでいる文化が、情報化社会を支える重要な基盤なのです。


Japanese abacus

Exhibition Cooperation: Promotional Office for the Town of Myth and Tatara

Japan has maintained a high level of literacy since the Edo era as a result of its efforts to educate commoners, which began in terakoya, “temple schools.” Within this education system, in addition to education in the reading and writing of words, “Japanese mathematics,” which had evolved in a uniquely Japanese style, was also taught. The abacus was a vital tool in Japanese mathematics education. A culture that regards familiarity with information and knowledge as a matter of course is an important foundation in supporting an information society.