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Kaleidoscope with Wand - Ocean
Kaleidoscopes first appeared in Japan in 1819. It is believed that they were brought by western people of the East India Company who visited Japan.
In a book about games, written by a Japanese teacher in 1907, kaleidoscopes were introduced as scientific toys which were recommended for educational use. It is interesting to know that there were people who acknowledged the educational use of kaleidoscopes at that time.