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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

※No demonstration at the beginning of the year (from January the 1st to 3rd).
※Operation may be cancel by circumstances. Thank you for your understanding.
Special events
2019 Tomioka Silk Mill document exhibition : Tomioka Silk Mill as captured by an architectural photographer
Held inside Tomioka Silk Mill West Cocoon Warehouse Conservation Work Viewing Deck, the 2019 Tomioka Silk Mill Document Exhibition displays pictures of Tomioka Silk Mill taken by the architectural photographer Hiroaki Misawa in 1978.

Hiroaki Misawa is an architectural photographer that dealt with many historical building documentary photography such as a photo album featuring the churches constituting the "Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region" inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2018. Through this exhibition, we hope you will realize the charm of theTomioka Silk Mill at the time it was still operating as captured by a specialist of historical building photography.
 
<Time> From Tuesday, January 1 to Sunday, March 31, 2019
<Opening Hours> From 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
     (last admission at 4:00 p.m.. Tomioka Silk Mill is closed at 5:00 p.m.)
The venue: National Treasure "West Cocoon Warehouse" conservation work viewing deck, Tomioka Silk Mill
     ※Entry to the viewing facility was not free until now but due to the near completition of the roof restoration,
     admission fee won't be necessary anymore starting January the 1st. In addition, please note that the viewing deck will be closed at the end of March, 2019.
     Don't miss this opportunity to visit the restoration work.
Fee : Admission Fee of Tomioka Silk Mill is necessary for visiting the exhibition (1000 yen for adults).
     ※No entrance fee for Tomioka citizen
<Lecture> The Director of the Tomioka Silk Mill Research Center and Tomioka Silk Mill Honorary Adviser will give a lecture during the period of the exhibition.
     Those who are interested in the lecture must go directly to the venue on the day it is held.
     <Lecturer> Mikio Imai (Director of Tomioka Silk Mill Research Center and Tomioka Silk Mill Honorary Advisor)
     The venue: Tomioka Silk Mill "dining room" (South of the the Dormitory for French Female Instructors)
     Date and time: Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 13:30 to 15:00
     <Number of participants> The first 30 people
<Inquiries> Tomioka Silk Mill Maintenance Division TEL 0274-64-0005
        〒370-2316 1-1, Tomioka, Tomioka-shi, Gunma

Take a look at the flyer of the exhibition here (PDF1.02MB).

 
Exhibition "Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution"
We will held a special exhibition focused on World Heritage sites "Sites of Japan's Industrial Revolution : Iron and steel, Shipbuilding and coal mining" to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Meiji era.
"Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites" and "Sites of Japan's Industrial Revolution" are both World Heritage Sites and industrial sites. Therefore, we will introduce you the component sites of "Sites of Japan's Industrial Revolution" while focusing on "The State-owned Yahata Steel Works" built as a State-owned factory during the Meiji period just as Tomioka Silk Mill, as well as "Former Glover House" build in the colonial style just as some buildings inside Tomioka Silk Mill.
<period> From Saturday, December 1, 2018 to Monday, January 14, 2019
<Place> East Cocoon Warehouse, Tomioka Silk Mill
Fee : Free (Entrance fee to Tomioka Silk Mil must be paid separately)
<display contents> ・Panels and tapestries
      ・Display of historic documents
      ・Screening of "Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution" introduction DVD
      ・Tourist brochure corner
Notes A lecture about Wold Heritage sites with specialists from "Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution" will be hold on Sunday, December 2.

Flyer of "Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution" and "World Heritage Lecture" (PDF: 2.23MB)
Newly adult limited event
Time-limited free admission fees to Tomioka Silk Mill for all those attending to the coming-of-age ceremony this year. (free admission up to 5 people including the person attending to the coming-of-age ceremony this year) Visitors targeted by this campaing will also be rewared with free hot coffee and original photocard.

Please make good memories at the Tomioka Silk Mill (National Treasure and World Heritage), deepen your understanding of its value and spread it among your family and friends !
[Details of the event]
< Eligibility for Tomioka Silk Mill Free Admission >
People born between April 2, 1998 and April 1, 1999
(Free admission up to 5 people including the person born between these 2 dates)
※Please submit your ID at the ticket office upon arrival to show your birthday and tell the staff you are elligible to this campain.

< Period when admission fee to Tomioka Silk Mill will be free >
From Saturday, January 12 to Thursday 31, 2019

<other services>
Director's House (Brunat House) Special Open
Usually closed Director's House will be exceptionally opened to the public ! The inside of the Director's House becomes a cafe space where you can relax. We offer one free cup of hot coffee to all people targeted by this campaign !
※Only from Saturday, January 12 to Monday 14, 2019

Original photocard present
We take a picture of you in front of East Cocoon Warehouse arch and give you one original photocard ! Please keep it as a good memory of this special day when you were wearing a beautiful kimono in Tomioka Silk Mill !
We also sell large size pictures for 600 yen instead of 1,200 yen for people targeted by this campaign.
※Only from Saturday, January 12 to Monday 14, 2019

Flyer of newly adult limited event this (PDF: 284KB)
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