'The living, moving, hands-on museum' is the theme of this institution affiliated with
the Mushroom Information Hall, the Kyodo Shiryo Tenji Hall and other bodies linked to the
Prefectural Museum Liaison Association.
Approximately 1200 looms and weaving utensils spanning the Meiji and Showa periods are
on exhibit at the old textile factory site, including the largest wooden loom in the
country - a 1882 Hatchonen silk loom. At the museum you can come to understand the history
of our textile producing hometown once known by such slogans as 'Kiryuu - Home to Japan's
Looms' and 'Kiryuu - The Textile Town'. When the fabric dyeing workshop opens, you can
experience the art of indigo dyeing with your own hands.
Adjacent to the sawdust roofed Morishima family textile factory is the oldest factory
building in the city, the fabric dyeing works built in 1877. Indigo blue clothing, bags,
handkerchiefs and similar small items are on sale at the factory, in addition to other
goods unique to the museum.
Admission is 500 yen for adults, 350 yen for university and high school students and
200 yen for elementary school children.