Japanese Mirrors

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THERE is still something to be solved about the Japanese mirrors, which show the figures that appear in relief on the back in the disk of light reflected from the face. Not only does it seem impossible (without some indication which I have not yet met with) to tell which mirrors in a series will perform the feat, but it is equally difficult to say why one bunch of leaves will, and another in the same casting, will not appear in the spectrum.

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DARBISHIRE, R. Japanese Mirrors. Nature 16, 142–143 (1877) doi:10.1038/016142c0

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