湯けむりフォーラム2022

The 2nd SEKAITO Seminar / World Heritage International Webinar 1 | Gunma Prefecture

“Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites” is an ensemble of heritage related to the modern silk industry, which contributed technological innovation that achieved mass production of high-quality raw silk and technological interchange between Japan and the world.
In this webinar we will focus on the U.S., which used to be Japan's number one export destination when Japan was the world's largest raw silk exporter.

Panelists
・Prof. Toshitaka Matsuura (Gunma Prefectural Women’s University)
・Prof. Kanji Ishii (honorary advisor of SEKAITO World Heritage Visitor Center, Gunma / professor emeritus of Tokyo University)
・Prof. David Wittner (director of the History Research Center of Utica College in the U.S.)
・Associate Prof. Naoko Inoue (Josai University)

Markers
PART I: Keynote speeches
0:00 Opening
0:53 Greetings by the organizers
3:00 Professor Matsuura 
21:27 Professor Ishii
45:18 Professor Wittner
1:04:45 Associate Prof. Inoue

PART II: Panel Discussion
0:00 Opening
0:53 Introduction of discussants
4:29 Popularization of silk and Asian raw silk (Japan and China)
14:48 World silk industry from the US perspective
29:58 Changes in fashion while populization of silk progressed
50:31 Transportation of silk between Japan and the United States
57:15 Conclusion: International trade market and interrelations from the perspective of demanders

Access below for the forum:
【website】https://yukemuriforum-gunma.jp/
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2022.03.31

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