Japanese Temple Geometry: A Digital Sangaku About a Regular Pentagon and the Golden Ratio
6 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2016
Date Written: September 8, 2016
Sangaku are wooden tablets depicting geometric or mathematical problems. They are objects typical of the Edo period. Since these tables were exposed in the temples, the related geometry is known as the Japanese Temple Geometry. Here we illustrate a digital approach to Sangaku. The specific problem we are discussing in the construction of a regular pentagon.
Keywords: Japanese arts, Japanese Temple Geometry, Ethnomathematics
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