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Periodical events
Demonstration and experience of traditional Zaguri manual-reeling
Every Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays

Hours of operation :
[part of the morning] From 09:30 to 12:00
[part of the afternoon] From 13:00 to 15:00


※No demonstration at the beginning of the year (from January the 1st to 3rd).
※We may cancel demonstration by convenience. Thank you for your understanding.
Demonstration of French style machine-reeling
Every week from Monday to Friday (except public holidays)

Hours of operation :
[part of the morning] From 10:00 to 11:30
[part of the afternoon] From 14:00 to 15:30


※We may cancel demonstration by convenience. Thank you for your understanding.


We are recruiting volunteers for demonstrations on French style reeling machine.
For more details, please refer to Division of the Tomioka Silk Mill Strategy (0274-64-0005).
Year-long display of live silkworms
Display period: Tomioka Silk Mill opening days

※As stage of growth of silkworm varies every day, it may be displayed in state of cocoon. Thank you for your understanding.
Brunat Engine (replica) driven by steam power on display
Every Saturday, Sunday and Public holiday.

Running time:
From 10:30 to 14:30

※Operation may be cancel by circumstances. Thank you for your understanding.
Special events
It is lighted up Tomioka Silk Mill summer
Tomioka Silk Mill Summer Illuminations will start soon !
This year's illuminations are based on silky white and refreshing blue.
You will definitely feel lucky if you witness such colorful illuminations.♪
<Period> First part: From Friday, August 3 to Sunday 5, 2018
    Second part: From Friday, August 10 to Sunday 19, 2018
    Third part: From Friday, August 24 to Sunday 26, 2018
<Opening hours> From 18:30 to 21:00 (last admission 20:30)
Fee : Adult: 500 yen, high school, university student: 100 yen (student identification card required), less than junior high student: free of charge
    ※Illumination discount ticket at the bottom of the flyer.
     Print it out and submit it to a staff member on the day of your visit.
<Guided Tour> Starts at 19:00 and 20:00
<Northern Store> From 9:00 to 20:00
Flyer of Tomioka Silk Mill Summer Illumination here (PDF: 2.43MB)
<Inquiry> Machizukuri Tomioka S.A TEL 0274-67-0075
"Let's look for Otomichan in Tomioka Silk Mill !"③
It is exploration program in search of "Otomichan" which children were installed in in site of Tomioka Silk Mill. We can deepen understanding while enjoying about livings of characteristic and spinning process, person whom it acted on of landmark architecture which is world heritage by challenging quiz. Let's go to the Tomioka Silk Mill for Summer vacation and "find Otomichan" !
<Period> From Saturday, July 21 to Friday, August 31
<Place> The Tomioka Silk Mill
<Eligible persons> Elementary and junior high school student
<Attendance fee> Tomioka Silk Mill Admission Fee (free for Tomioka citizen)
<How to apply> We read flyer handed at the time of entrance and challenge "Otomichan" quiz to look for. We find out "Otomichan" in place appointed by quiz mini-panel and collect six letters written there. You can get a souvenir gift (original sticker) as "Tomioka Silk Mill Exploration King" if you succeed to complete a sentence with these 4 words.
Place where to get your souvenir gift : East Cocoon Warehouse
Meiji exhibition by Tomioka City, Annaka City and Karuizawa City
Tomioka City, Annaka City and Karuizawa City will hold a special exhibition focusing on Meiji Era to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Meiji. Tomioka Silk Mill inTomioka City, Meganebashi bridge in Annaka City and the old Mikasa Hotel in Karuizawa City are all Important Cultural Properties that have been built during the Meiji Era (1868-1912). The exhibition will mainly feature these 3 sites.
In addition, a stamp rally will be held in the 3 cities during the exhibition.
[Information about the Exhibition]
<Period> From Saturday, July 7 to Sunday, August 19, 2018
The venue: Tomioka Silk Mill, East Cocoon Warehouse
Fee : Free of charge (admission fee to Tomioka Silk Mill must be paid separately)
<display contents>
・Display of panels and tapestries mainly featuring Tomioka Silk Mill, Meganebashi bridge and old Mikasa Hotel.
・Old Mikasa Hotel displays : "Lobby Reception Set", "Karuizawa style Table Set from the Early Period of the Lobby"
・Tourist brochures from the 3 different cities
・Showing of "Sekai in Oitsuki Oikose", a tourist promotion DVD produced by the 3 cities

[Stamp Rally]
<Period> From Saturday, July 7 to Sunday, August 19, 2018
Including participation method and premium is this in detail
Flyer of "Meiji exhibition of Tomioka City, Annaka-shi, Karuizawa-machi" is this
"Piano concert" for the 150th anniversary of Meiji and the 160th anniversary of friendship between France and Japan
This year marks the 150th anniversary of Meiji Era. The Treaty of Amity and Commerce between France and Japan was concluded on October 9, 1858, launching diplomatic relations between the two countries. Therfore, 2018 must be celebrated as the "160th Anniversary of Friendship between France and Japan". In commemoration of this, we will hold a "piano concert" using a Steinway upright piano from early Meiji Era that also appeared in "Akai Tasuki", the movie produced by Tomioka City.
○Main concert
Date and time: Saturday, August 25, 2018
    From 3:00 p.m.
The venue: Tomioka Silk Mill, East Cocoon Warehouse
<Performers> "Duo feh Ade"
     Shibukawa Nataly (piano), Misaki Hatori (flute)
<Program> "Romance" (Charles Camille Saint-Saëns)
    Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (Claude Debussy)
    Clair de lune (Claude Debussy)        Others
Fee : Free of charge (Admission Fee to Tomioka Silk Mill must be paid separately for visitors who are not Tomioka citizens)
<Number of participants> 170 (we will determine the participants by lot in case of a great deal of applicants)
[How to apply]
By Friday, August 3 (effective postmark on that day), apply to Division of the Tomioka Silk Mill Strategy by E-mail, FAX, either method of postcard after filling out ① address, ② full name (furigana), ③ Phone number, the ④ application number of people.
※1 application per person, 2 participants MAX per application.
<Application>
Person in charge of "piano concert" at the Tomioka Silk Mill Strategy Division
〒370-2316 1-1, Tomioka, Tomioka-shi, Gunma
FAX: 0274-64-3181
E-mail: worldheritage@city.tomioka.lg.jp 

○Pre-concert
Date and time: From Tuesday, August 21 to Friday 24, 2018
    From 15:00 to 16:00
※You can play freely upright piano between the ending time (16:00) until 16:30.
The venue: Tomioka Silk Mill, East Cocoon Warehouse
<Performers> Tuesday 21 Mika Nagai (soprano), Yoko Kondo (piano)
     Wednesday 22 Concert by a promising pianist
     Thursday 23 Ayako Furuhashi (violin), Akie Nakajima (piano)
     Friday 24 Misato Hanawa (saxophone), Shiori Miyano (piano)
Fee : Free of charge (Admission Fee to Tomioka Silk Mill must be paid separately for visitors who are not Tomioka citizens)
<Number of participants> Free viewing, no capacity restrictions. (application is not necessary)

Flyer of the "piano concert" commemorating the 150th anniversary of Meiji and the 160th anniversary of friendship between France and Japan
World Heritage Kids Program
We carry out an experience-based learning program called "World Heritage Kids Program". Aimed at elementary school children (in 5th and 6th year), the goal of this workshop is to learn about the value of the Tomioka Silk Mill from the point of view of the World Heritage.
This workshop is carried out in cooperation with the research team of Mr Kuroda from the World Heritage Department of the Graduate School of the University of Tsukuba.
Participants will learn about World Heritage by playing karuta and quiz while making video and original maps to send out information about the charms of Tomioka Silk Mill. Video and original map will be uploaded on internet.
Let's study together at Tomioka Silk Mill, a World Heritage Site !
Date and time: Wednesday, August 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Thursday, August 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (two days program)
    Note: Lunch is not provided.
The venue: Tomioka Silk Mill
<Tuition fee> free of charge
<Eligible persons> Elementary School students in 5th and 6th year. Note : Applicants must be able to participate on both days
    <Number of participants> 20. Note : Participants will be chosen by lot with priority to Tomioka citizens if the number of applicants exceed the limit.
<Contents>
Participants will acquire basic knowledge about World Heritage while trying to fell closer and more interested in World Heritage via karuta game and quiz game.
They also make video and original map to send out information about the charms of Tomioka Silk Mill, both learning about the site and deepening their comprehension of its value. Video and original map will be uploaded on internet.
※Please note that the face of the participants will be disclosed on the internet.
<Cooperation>
Redearch team of Nobu Kuroda, World Heritage department, Graduate School of the University of Tsukuba
[How to apply]
1 (1) your address, (2) full name (furigana), (3) Phone number, (4) school name, (5) school year, amd apply to Division of the Tomioka Silk Mill Strategy by telephone, E-mail or fax.
The application deadline is Friday, August 3. 
<Application>
Division of the Tomioka Silk Mill Strategy
〒370-2316 1-1, Tomioka, Tomioka-shi
Phone number 0274-64-0005 FAX: 0274-64-3181
E-mail :worldheritage@city.tomioka.lg.jp 

Take a look at the flyer available here.
<distribution day> Saturday, July 14, 2018
<number of badges to be distributed> 500
     ※This event will end as soon as all the badges have been distributed.

Besides, don't miss this oppurtunity to read "the report on 2017 France - Japan exchange projects" also available on our website.
The 35th world heritage theater "special jazz live concert - Western music starting farming for the year"
We welcome Yoshiko Kishino (piano), Williams Hiroko (vocalist) and Gunma Symphony Orchestra (ensemble) for a special jazz live on the stage of Tomioka Silk Mill, a world heritage site. Please enjoy beautiful Japanese masterpieces born from the encounter with Western music inside the East Cocoon Warehouse, a national treasure belonging to a world heritage site.
The 35th World Heritage Theater
Yoshiko Kishino with Williams Hiroko "Special Jazz Live Concert - The Beginning of Western Music in Japan"
Date and time: Sunday, September 9, 2018
    1st stage starts at 14:00 (opening 13:30)
    2nd stage starts at 18:00 (opening 17:30)
The venue: Tomioka Silk Mill, East Cocoon Warehouse
Fee : 5,000 yen
<Number of participants> 200 people per concert

Please take a look at this HP for more detailed information.↓
[SAP Official HP]
https://www.sap-co.jp/events/tomioka2018jazz/
[World Heritage Theater Official HP]
http://www.sekaiisangekijyou.com/

Flyer of "Special Jazz Live - The Beginning of Western Music in Japan" here
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