Silk Road: Threads from Gunma to Yokohama
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In 1859, when Japan reopened its doors after more than two centuries of isolation, goods flowed in and out of newly expanded ports. At the time, raw silk became the country's largest export, as the silk industries in France and Italy had been hit by an epidemic of silkworm disease. At one point, Japan was the world's biggest exporter. On this episode of Journeys in Japan, Sheila Cliffe from the UK follows the Silk Road from northern Kanto, once a major production area, to Yokohama, where the silk took off to the world.

Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 3 seconds

Episode Number: 936

About Journeys In Japan:

In JOURNEYS IN JAPAN, English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan exploring the culture, meeting local people, visiting historic sites, and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.

The series provides an eye-opening look at the many unique places to visit in Japan.


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Sun, Apr 28 10:30 A.M. Journeys In Japan     NH Create (11.4)
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