Kakaa Tenka – Silk Story of Gunma –
“Japan heritage” expressing the historical charm and characteristics of the area through the story of culture and tradition. One of the 18 stories approved by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in April, Heisei 20, “Kakaa Tenka – Gunma’s silk story -” is the following story.
Kakaa Tenka -Silk Story of Gunma –
In Gunma prefecture where silk industry is popular from the long ago, women earn money with sericulture, spinning, and woven fabrics, becoming more modern, as active as warping women and weaving hands. My husband calls “My wife is Tenkaichi”, which is now known as a feature of Gunma as “Kaito Tenka”, and in modern times it is also a synonym for female statues active in and outside the family. Visits to sericulture houses and textile factories supported by the dreams and passion of “Kaka” helped households and supported the Japanese economy, the figure of the women of the very best Gunma in the very bottom, You will see it.
Of the 13 assets of 4 municipalities in Gunma prefecture which constitute this story, the most 6 assets exist in Kiryu city. Why do not you draw close to the appearance of Guma’s hail from that 6 asset?
Denken District(Kiryu Shinmachi Traditional Building Group Conservation Area)
The town where the female workers lived
Gotou woven fabricsGotouorimono
More than 150 years of belt manufacturers since establishment
Textile reference museum “Yukari” orimonosankoukanyukari
A woman’s success, seen from the history of fabrics
Silk twisted memorial museumkennen kinenkan
To the school for the female workmen in the factory
Kiryu Cloth Memorial Museum Kiryu orimono kinenkan
Operation headquarters supporting the breakthrough of Kiryu Textile
Shirataki ShrineShirataki Jinja
A shrine that worships “white iris princess” that conveyed fabrics to Kiryu