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Initiative and purpose

Tomioka Silk Mill was able to become a registered World Heritage as Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites. Tomioka Silk Mill will forever remain as a cultural property, but in the case of silk-raising that supported the mill, there remain only 12 silk-raising farms in the city. There is a fear of losing the mill’s system if the silk-raising is not preserved.  We would like to hand down the silk-raising to the next generation by asking for the cooperation of citizens and having them experience silk-raising. Citizens will be taking part in the initiative by the mill by utilizing the cocoons they raised for the hands-on hand-reeling experience and the demonstration of the French silk-reeling machine at the Tomioka Silk Mill.