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Yokohama Silk Museum

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Enhance your appreciation for Silk !

Opened in 1959 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Port of Yokohama.The Silk Museum is a... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Quito, Ecuador
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
Columbus, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Opened in 1959 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Port of Yokohama.The Silk Museum is a rare experience exploring the mysterious life of a silkworm, demonstrating collecting, weaving, and dying the silk, and the final product transformation into magnificent kimonos. Encouraging demand and appreciation...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

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.

Thank jjimij
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

Thank MacLachlan
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
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.

Thank Jacquitoo
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.

Thank tensaisimon
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

1  Thank Have_Bag
Reviewed 5 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

Thank Hapatx
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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