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Japanese Magic Mirrors

Nature volume 31, page 264 | Download Citation



IN your last week's issue (p. 249) appears a paragraph from a paper by Dr. H. Maraoka of Tokio on “The Magic Mirror of Japan,” and reference is made to the interest these mirrors have excited, and the large number of writers and leeturers who have taken up the subject of their construction. I have read most of what has been written and stated upon the subject, and dissent from all that has come under my notice, especially the ingenious theories of non-continuous convexity of surface. My reason for dissent is that I have seen one, and for some time it was placed in my care by a friend who made it himself in this country.

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