Silk Museum in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan | Museum

Welcome to the Silk Museum, Yokohama, Japan. To commemorate the centennial anniversary of the opening of the Port of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City and businesses and industries concerned opened the Silk Centre International Trade and Sightseeing Building on the site of British trading firm the Jardine Matheson & Co.(then known as English House No.1) in March, 1959. The Silk Museum is one of the building's important activities. The principal objectives are to find an understanding of the science and technology of Silk production, display beautiful costumes for people to admire and promote the demand for Silk. It is hoped that the Silk Museum will encourage international tourism as well. We are happy to add that this Museum, one of the world's rare institutes of its kind, is very popular with both local and foreign visitors. The library at the Silk Museum contains, some 5,000 volumes on fibres, raw silk, weaving and dyeing, designs, colours, accessories, manners and customs of people and statistics for the study of silk. The hall holds about 100 persons. ( Used for gatherings and the movie theatre holds about 100 persons. Two 16mm projectors with complete accessories are available. The life of the silkworm is a mystery in itself. The stages of its metamorphosis, the process of reeling Silk from cocoons, the kinds of Silk yarns, and the complicated procedures of weaving and dyeing silk yarns are all shown at the Silk Museum.

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No.1 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Japan
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