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Yokohama Silk Museum

No.1 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 45-641-0841
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An interesting lesson about the production of silk

The first floor of this museum contains a number of interactive exhibits that should prove quite... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jjimij
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Interesting museum of silk cultivation, production, and clothing history

Silk production and trade has been a staple of the Japanese economy for centuries. This little... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
interceptpubs
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Columbus, Indiana
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No.1 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The first floor of this museum contains a number of interactive exhibits that should prove quite helpful for children. The second floor space is given to display cases of various costumes/historical prices of clothing made of silk. Some of these are quite lovely.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Silk production and trade has been a staple of the Japanese economy for centuries. This little museum starts with the history and mechanics of producing silk from raising the silk worms (including some live examples on display wiggling away while they munch on mulberry leaves)...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We were taken by a Japanese man to the museum and weren't disappointed. My husband and I had both had silkworms as children and were keen to see how large commercial businesses had operated in the past. There was a small admission charge and the...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

On the main floor, there is a very good display of the history of silk and manufacture of silk products in Japan, particulalry Yokohama. On the upstairs level (and I'm pretty sure there is a lift if needed), there is an excellent display of men's...More

Thank James T
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

I enjoyed seeing this museum, although it took us a while to locate. It had silkworms and showed all the different types of silk. I especially liked the silk dress from each era in Japan. There were such beautiful and intricate designs. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 8 February 2017

The most interesting part is that visitors are allowed to draw from cocoons and operate on an old sewing machine. The staff are happy to assist and explain in simple English.

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Silk has been taken for granted by me over the years I have worn it - usually ties but sometimes shirts. After seeing the excellent displays, some static, some working and hands on, I now appreciate how hard these little grubs work to produce their...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2016

It is a small museum however, they have interesting information about silk production. There were actual silkworms, to view, when I was there. Yokohama silk scarves became famous due to silk production, here. Children would get a kick out of the silkworms. I liked the...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2016

A non event, not worth the bother! You can see more at a good quality local shop. A silk shop is attached!!

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

I spent two hours here easily, learning about silk production (historic/traditional and modern), weaving, and dying. Explanations are in English as well as Japanese. The second floor has the most gorgeous traditional clothing from multiple cultures (from France, Laos, Ghana, etc.), wherever silk played a...More

Thank GB7264
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