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Periodical event
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 particulars please inquire at Tomioka Silk Mill Administration Office (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.
Dynamic exhibition displaying the Brunat Engine (replica) driven by steam power.
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 event
"Future ~ of silk silk industry to rise, and to be connected from wide area cooperation project symposium - Tomioka Silk Mill" commemorative in 2017
2018 is 150 years from 1868 (Meiji 1). Approaches such as innovation, human resources achievement of silk production of Tomioka Silk Mill spread through the whole country and reconfirm historic significance that index did our country economy and hold symposium to send approaches such as modern silk-related industrial innovation, industry inheritance utilization to widely.
To symposium, we carry out Tomioka Silk Mill visit party and promote breeding, person concerned cooperation in the time for new regional economy activation by silk industry.
Date and time: Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 15:00 to 17:30 (reception desk start 14:30)
The venue: East Cocoon Warehouse, Tomioka Silk Mill
Fee : Entrance fee for free (prior application system)
<summary> 1."Adventure ~ of ... Yokota British 15 years old looking back on the Meiji modernization from Tomioka Silk Mill"
    2."Leap of silk industry, new innovation"
    3."New approach that utilized silk industry inheritances of Meiji"

[simultaneous holding: "Tomioka Silk Mill visit fair"] ※Symposium prior applicant object, entrance fee for free
Date and time: Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 13:30 to 14:45 (reception desk start 13:15)
<visit> Tomioka Silk Mill Guided Tour (including national treasure "West Cocoon Warehouse" preservation repair construction visit facility)

[reference, application]
Apply from Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Kanto economy industry station HP.
<number of participants> 150 (we close as soon as we reach capacity)
<the deadline> Monday, March 12, 2018
<charge> Industry department industrial development section (Kitahara, Arai, guardian deity of children)
<telephone> 048-600-0377

Look at flyer of symposium from this (Portable Document Format 625KB).
Tomioka Silk Mill 2018 Archives Exhibition "Tomioka Silk Mill in the 1950's : The Story of One Family"
In Tomioka Silk Mill, life space existed through lodgings and welfare facilities set up inside the mill.
It was a place of daily life for the people who supported the mill, as well as a play ground for the children living in company houses. Seasonal events and various ceremonies were also carried out in the mill. We tell you the daily life at Tomioka Silk Mill while focusing on the 1950's. pictures showing people at work are alsow in display.
<Time> From Friday, February 16 to Sunday, March 11, 2018
<Opening Hours> From 9:00 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. (Tomioka Silk Mill is closed at 5:00 p.m.)
The venue: Director'House (Brunat House), Tomioka Silk Mill
     ※The inside of the Director's House is usually closed to the public. Don't miss this opportunity to visit this building.
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 "Director's House"
     Date and time: Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 13:00 to 14:30
     <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 here (PDF 1.30MB).

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