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Chirimen Kaido Road ちりめん街道


Chirimen Road/Kaido is a Tango chirimen manufacturing area in Kaya. Since it was a castle town (during the Sengoku Warring States Period), a few streets have sharp, narrow turns or corners to defend against any invading enemies. Some of the traditional homes were built in the 19th century or 1920s-30s. Part of the district escaped damage from the 1927 Tango earthquake.

On the Chirimen Road, we can enter the former Bito Family Merchant's House. The Bito family was a raw silk and chirimen wholesaler since the Edo Period. Very prominent and rich local family who also became active in local government and business during the Meiji Period.

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