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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
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)
Lecture on the World heritage
We plan interlocking movement with plan exhibition "Industrial Revolution inheritance exhibition to carry out as commemorative project in 2017 of Meiji Japan" and focus on "former Glover house" where similarly colonialism style used as architecture of "government control Yawata Iron & Steel Co.,Ltd. place" and building in Tomioka Silk Mill which are government control factory for the Meiji period as well as Tomioka Silk Mill is used for and invite the person concerned and carry out lecture.
Date and time: Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 13:30 to 15:45 (13:00 open)
The venue: Tomioka Silk Mill "Director's House"
<lecture contents>
①"Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution" and Yawata Steel Works.
 <Lecturer> Toshinobu Hibino (Chief Kitakyushu-shi people's culture sports station Kitakyusyu City natural history, history Museum history section curator (history charge))
②Welcome to Glover Garden - An introduction to buildings and people‐
 <Lecturer> Megumi Matsuda (director at Glover Garden research and utilization section (curator))
<Attendance fee> Free (Entrance fee to Tomioka Silk Mil must be paid separately)
<Number of participants> 100 (first-come-first-served basis)
<Application method>
By Friday, November 16, 2018, please apply by telephone, fax, postcard, E-mail after filling out ① postal code, ② address, ③ full name, ④ Phone number, ⑤ number of participants.
※When we reach capacity even before final day, we finish acceptance.
<application, reference>
It is addressed to Division of the Tomioka Silk Mill Strategy "world heritage lecture" person in charge
TEL: 0274-64-0005, FAX: 0274-64-3181
E-mail: worldheritage@city.tomioka.lg.jp

Flyer of "world heritage lecture" and "Industrial Revolution inheritance of Meiji Japan" this (PDF: 2.23MB)
"Private supplementary school for women"
We hold culture, manner course "girl private supplementary school" for women!

The cause of instruction of Paul buryuna and mistresses that Tomioka Silk Mill is the French, female workers are places that played an active part. In the present age when woman attends society and plays an active part, women hold course that culture and manner are worn in happily in "private supplementary school for women" so that own way of life is brightened.
○The first "French course"
Date and time: It is from 19:00 to 20:30 with November 21, 2018, 28th, December 5 (every Wednesday, all three times), all three times
<Place> Dining hall, Tomioka Silk Mill

○The second "scarf arrangement course"
Date and time: Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 14:00 to 15:30 (all once)
<Place> Dining hall, Tomioka Silk Mill

※Without formal atmosphere, it becomes course that you can participate in casually while both courses eating dessert and drink, and drinking. In addition, we carry out to the third this year. For more information about the third, we will tell later.

As for the details such as application methods of "private supplementary school for women", please see News page↓

Flyer of "private supplementary school for women" this (PDF: 1604KB)

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