THE shinansha, OR THE SOUTH POINTING CARRIAGE (Tales of Old Japan) by YEI THEODORA OZAKI

The compass, with its needle always pointing to the North, is quite a common thing, and no one thinks that it is remarkable now, though when it was first invented it must have been a wonder. Now long ago in China, there was a still more wonderful invention called the shinansha. This was a kind … Continue reading THE shinansha, OR THE SOUTH POINTING CARRIAGE (Tales of Old Japan) by YEI THEODORA OZAKI