Warazan ~ Knotted & Woven Characters from Japan’s Ryukyu Islands

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   For many years, the population of Japan’s Ryukyu Islands noted numerical values, calculation results, enumerations, and more with knotted cords from rice straw. Even after World War II,  fishermen, moneylenders and simple merchant were observed working with these cords of rice straw.Warazan… Read More

Scholarships and Grants for the 2013 NBO Conference!

  At our conference in 2011, we had a great party, which included a very successful auction to raise money for our Scholarship Fund.  It is now time to spend that money! There are a number of scholarships… Read More