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Let's take a closer look at the "traditional works" performed by Japanese sericulture farmers!

Silk Museum Date: 2021.02.20
36 days to hold

「Demonstration of handmade cotton」

(Please note that this page was created using Google's automatic translation service and understand that because of this, its translation may not necessarily be accurate.)

(TOP image) Demonstration image of handmade cotton provided by Silk Museum

"Mayu" is made from the thread that the silk moth spits out. Raw thread (kiito), which is a silk thread, is made from "eyebrows", but cotton (mawata) is made from "kuzumayu", which is unsuitable for taking raw threads. Cotton is silk cotton made by stretching boiled "eyebrows". Even with the same "Wata", unlike cotton, it is called cotton.
Cotton is durable, light, and has good heat retention, and is used as a winter clothing and a futon pad, and is also used as a raw material for tsumugi and kimono.
In this demonstration, after boiling ball eyebrows (a large eyebrows made by two or more silk moths), they are stretched and hung on a wooden frame to make squarely stretched cotton.
Why don't you take a look at the "traditional work" that has been practiced by Japanese sericulture farmers since ancient times?

Demonstration of handmade cotton
[Date and time] February 20, 2021 (Sat) 10: 30-11: 30 13: 00-15: 00
[Place] Silk Museum
[Lecturer] Sadako Kawai
[Fee] Free (admission fee not included)
[Opening hours] 9: 30-17: 00 (Admission is until 16:30)
[closing day]
Monday (the next day if Monday is a national holiday) * The museum may be temporarily closed.
[Admission fee]
General ¥ 500, Senior (65 years old and over) / University student ¥ 300, High school student / Elementary / Junior high school student ¥ 100
[Organizer] Silk Museum
[Support] Japan Cotton Association
[Inquiries] 045-641-0841 (Silk Museum)

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The Silk Museum deepens visitors' understanding of silk science and the technology of silk production while providing venues and chances for visitors to appreciate and admire beautiful silk clothing . They also work to promote the demand for silk through various exhibitions and workshops.

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    1 Silk Center 2F, Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
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    9: 30-17: 00 (Admission until 16:30) Closed: Monday (the next day if it is a national holiday), New Year holidays (12 / 28-1 / 4) * Temporary closure