Kakaa Denka

The Silk Story of Gunma

Cultural Properties


Houses in which women took an active role in cocoon production

A building which tells about the achievement of “Nagai Ito”, the female sericulture instructor

Women gather and reel silk from cocoons, representing the heritage of the silk-reeling union and its exports

Visit the sites in Kiryu, the city of textiles, beginning with a shrine telling the legend of textile weaving to factories in which women are working even today

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