Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites

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Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites

It have been inscribed on Japan’s tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage as “Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Industrial Heritage”. Let us introduce four components of the propety.
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Tomioka Silk Mill

The first full-scale raw silk factory introducing machine-reeling technology from France.

Tajima Yahei Sericulture Farm

Prototype of modern sericultural farmhouses utilizing a ventilation system on its tiled roof.

Takayama-sha Sericulture School

Birthplace of seion-iku, which became standard for this modern Japanese sericultural technology.

Arafune Cold Storage

The largest scale cold storage facility for silkworm eggs in Japan, making use of natural cold air flow

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