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The Brewster Kaleidoscope Society (BKS) was founded in 1986 by late great Cozy Baker as an international organization for kaleidoscope enthusiasts. Named after the inventor of the kaleidoscope, Sir David Brewster, its purpose is to share and promote the beauty, creativity, and joy of these mirrored tubes of magic. It serves as a network linking kaleidoscope artists, collectors, and retailers, and it sponsors conventions with workshops, competitions, etc.
Wonderful Japanese kaleidoscope websites
Kaleidoscopes are very popular across the world, especially in Japan. Kaleidoscopes first appeared in Japan in 1819, and were made by Japanese artisans starting in 1860. The Japanese word for kaleidoscope ismangekyou ("millions of flowers in mirrors"). To learn more about Japan's relationship with kaleidoscopes, we invite you to visit the following:
A very informative website with links about history, museums, artists, and Japanese kaleidoscope innovations.
A blog started by kaleidoscope enthusiast and Brewster Society member Junko Aragane to "share beautiful kaleidoscopes created by Japanese artists with every kaleidoscope lover all over the world."