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Tomioka Silk Mill

富岡製糸場・繰糸場Japanese oldest modern national silk factory, Tomioka Silk Mill was chosen for World Heritage Site on June 21st in 2014. The mill is located in Gunma prefecture and produced high quality of silk by using French skill. It was the biggest silk mill in the world in those days and silk was main import in Japan.


The Rainy Season

1206_013The Rainy Season
Do you like the rainy season? Meteorological Agency announced the start of the rainy season for the Kanto region on June 5th. Speaking of the rainy season is hydrangeas. There are many famous sights of hydrangeas in Japan and hydrangeas have sung on Waka or Manyoushuu which is Japan’s oldest anthology of poems. Visiting the sights of hydrangeas could change your mood.