Kanji: 絹. Radical: 糸. Number of strokes: 13. Meaning: “ silk”. Pronunciation: ケン、きぬken, kinu.

Tomioka Silk Mill

Tomioka Silk Mill

Such a challenge after the Meiji Restoration
How to establish a model filature facility
With the most sophisticated machinery
To improve the quality of raw silk

With 150 silk reeling machines
400 female workers
Under the management of the French Paul Brunat
Tomioka Silk Mill 富岡製糸場, Tomioka Seishijō
Established in 1872
Japan's oldest modern silk reeling factory
Located in Gunma Prefecture

UNESCO World Heritage Site 2014

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