World Heritage Coin Set 18. Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites
World Cultural Heritage “Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites” is a legacy of the modern silk industry with a foundation in technological exchange between Japan and the world relating to the technological innovations of sericulture and silk-reeling technologies that achieved mass production of high-quality raw silk. The mass production technology developed here brought about prosperity of the world silk industry as well as popularization of silk consumption. Tomioka Silk Mill and the three sericulture sites (Tajima Yahei Sericulture Farm, Takayama-sha Sericulture School and Arafune Cold Storage) demonstrate technological innovations of sericulture and silk reeling and the entire process of raw silk production to this day.