Thursday, 10 June 2010

Going going gone...

There is only one silk farming house left in my area besides myself. This is the last year they will raise silkworms. I'll try to document the elderly couple's work this year as it will be last chance to see the process. Only 40 years ago practically every house in this area was producing silk. The last one... I visited yesterday and took pictures of their kaitenmabushi. The are just finishing a batch of 54 000 silkworms.

1 comment:

  1. WOW! 54,000 silk worms. I have 2 on my kitchen counter right now that are taking a chunk of time out of my day. I can't imagine 54,000. Is your area totally covered in Mulberry Trees?