GUNMA Tourist Guide of Gunma Prefecture

Takayama-sha Sericulture School

This is the birthplace of "Takayama-sha" that promoted the spread of education of "Seion-iku". Seion-iku was perfected by Chogoro Takayama and is a modern sericulture technique which combined "Ondan-iku", which focuses on warming the room, and "Seiryo-iku", which focuses on ventilation.
Takayama-sha was established as the educational institution of sericulture and large number of students came from both inside and outside of the country to learn about Seion-iku. Later on, Seion-iku became national standard of sericulture technique.
This facility, with Tomioka Silk Mill, was nominated to UNESCO as a part of silk industrial heritage.

Basic Information
  • Location: 236-1 Takenomoto, Takayama, Fujioka-shi, Gunma
  • Tel:+81-274-23-5997 (Protection of Cultural Properties, Board of Education, Fujioka City)
  • Open: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • ▼Fee: Free
    * Advance contact for the group tour is required.
  • ▼Access
  • About 20 minutes by car from Fujioka IC of Joshin-Etsu Expressway
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