Gunma silk heritage

Gunma silk heritage “Silk country” Gunma’s pride heritage Kiryu is well known not only in Japan but also in the world as a town of textile. However, the silk industry needs many peripheral industries including “Sericulture”, “Silk” and “Weaving”. In order to network the buildings, facilities, entertainment etc. related to them to the area promotion, sightseeing, cultural projects etc, network to Gunma prefecture to “Gunma silk heritage” It was registered. Kiryu who was producing silk fabrics since the Nara era has a lot of silk heritage. Akagi type private houseAkagigata Minka In the architectural style in which the center of the front of the roof which is often seen at …

Shirataki Shrine

Shirataki ShrineShirataki jinja A shrine that worships “Shirataki Hime” which conveyed weaving technology to Kiryu It is a shrine that worships “white basin princess” that conveyed the manufacturing technology of silk fabrics to Kiryu long ago. A Kiryu man who worked in Kyoto fell in love with Shirataki Hime. Although it was a difficult love because of the difference in status, the man was admired by showing brilliant poetry and brought White Tati to his hometown. After that, Princess Shirataki told the villagers weaving technology. In the precincts there are huge stones that can hear the sound of the loom, there is a tree of God, and at the annual …

Textile reference museum “Yukari”

Textile reference museum “Yukari”Orimonosankoukan Yukari Women’s activity in the history of textiles Founded in 1877 (Meiji 10), Morihide fabric is one of the prestigious premier factories in Kiryu who succeeded in mechanizing “meek” manufacturing. During the Second World War, many other factories banned the production of high-grade fabrics and the machines were used as iron resources, but they were designated as “preserved manufacturing technology preservation factories”, preserved technology and postwar period It contributed to reconstruction. And in 1981, we established a textile reference building “purple” as a museum to convey the history of textile and dyeing, and as a museum which can be “touched, experienced” by many old and valuable …

Kiryu Textile Memorial Hall

Kiryu Textile Memorial HallKiryu Orimono Kinenkan Operation headquarters supporting the breakthrough of Kiryu Textile It is the former office of “Kiryu Textile Association Association” that supported the great breakthrough in Kiryu’s textile manufacturing industry. It is not an exaggeration to say that the place where a brilliant history of Kiryu woven fabric was made, but as a telephone exchanger or typewriter clerk, supporting the work behind the scenes was called “occupational lady” at the time, advanced It was women. This building was built in 1939 , characterized by a Western-style appearance using scratch tiles that had been prevalent on the outer wall. Currently we sell Kiryu’s textile products on the …

Kennen Memorial Museum

Kennen Memorial MuseumKennen Kinenkan A factory that had even had a school for employee women It is a building which was used as the office of “model factory” which was only 6 locations nationwide. It is a Western-style stone building considered to be the oldest class in the prefecture, which was built in 1917. Western-style stone buildings built before the Great Kanto Earthquake are still very rare across the country. The factory which mechanized the process of “twisting” the yarn was very large scale. A lot of “saw roof factories” line up in the premises, and a school was set up to give employee women education. Since it is now …

Goto fabric

Goto fabricGoto Orimono Belt manufacturer that has been established for more than 150 years Ten buildings built from the beginning of the Meiji era until the Taisho era and Showa era are designated as cultural assets. Gotou woven weaving a silk belt every day on the inside of a beautiful saw roof, you can watch a weaving factory that is still in operation. You can buy upscale silk belt produced by female employees who knew the condition of the machine at low price of the production area. Address Kiryu-shi Higashi 1-chome 11-35 Visible time reservation required Transportation Kitakanto Expressway approximately 20 minutes by car from Ota-Kiryu I.C. Phone 0277 (45) …