Chichibu Meisen Silk
Chichibu meisen silk is registered as a traditional Japanese handicraft. The Chichibu area is surrounded by mountains, and the silkworm industry thrived here in the past. Chichibu meisen was originally prized for everyday clothing, but through the development of new techniques from the Taisho period to the beginning of Showa period (around 1910 to 1920) this silk became more popular nationwide and was known for its vibrant colors and designs. In the Chichibu Meisenkan, there is an area set up where you can try both the weaving process and the dyeing process for yourself.
Where is it??
- 28-1, Kumagimachi, Chichibu-shi, Saitama, 368-0032, Japan
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From Ikebukuro Station, Seibu Chichibu Station is an approximately 1 hour and 20 minute ride by Limited Express on the Seibu Line. From Seibu Chichibu Station, the Chichibu Meisenkan facility is about a 5-minute walk.