Women from sericulture farming families took leading roles in gathering threads which they reeled by hand at home, standardized the quality in a workspace and sold them jointly. This is how silk-reeling unions started.
In this district, Kanra-sha Obata-gumi was organized and this warehouse was built in 1926 to store cocoons and raw silk.
- 852-1 Obata, Kanra-machi (Kanra Town History and Folklore Museum)
- Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed: Mondays (if a national holiday falls on a Monday, the following day), year-end and New Year holidays
Can be viewed from outside at any time
- High school students or older: JPY 200, Junior-high school students or younger: Free
- Approx. 5 minutes by car from Joshu-Fukushima Station on the Joshin Electric Railway, approx. 10 minutes from Tomioka IC on the Joshin-Etsu Expressway
- Kanra Town History and Folklore Museum