The facility, called Fu-ketsu, composed with three sections was built in 1905-1914. It was a cold storage facility for silkworm eggs using cold air blowing from underground through gaps between rocks. By using such Fu-ketsu, multiple rearing cycles of silkworm was enabled, that was usually carried out once a year until then. Arafune Cold Storage with largest storage capacity, had business with clients in 40 prefectures and even those in the Korean Peninsula.
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