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110707-0013 - Silk Inspection

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Yokohama Showa 1930s Unknown
Women inspect silk for export at the inspection room of the Silk Conditioning House (横浜生糸検査所) in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.

At the start of the 20th century, silk was Japan’s main export product (mainly to Europe and the US). As the quality of raw silk is difficult to measure, absorbs much moisture and was largely sold by weight, this government run institution was inaugurated in Augus
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