A contributor to developing and educating people in a sericulture method widely accepted throughout Japan.
This is where Takayama-sha, the school that taught and disseminated Chogoro Takayama's seion-iku sericulture method, originated. Seion-iku combined the strengths of both ondan-iku (a rearing method with a warm sericulture room) and seiryo-iku (a method emphasizing ventilation). In the seion-iku method, sericulture rooms were warmed during cold times of year and well-ventilated when hot. The educational institution for teaching sericulture Takayama-sha was established in 1884 to disseminate this technique. Numerous students gathered from around Japan and overseas to learn and spread the technique throughout Japan and the world. Seion-iku became the national standard sericulture method, and Takayama-sha was known as the sohonzan (main temple) of sericulture.
It is possible to observe the prototypical structure ideal for seion-iku from the remaining structure.
The Takayama-sha Information Center opened in April 2016. The valuable items on display include hanging scrolls used as instructional materials at the time.
Chogoro established the seion-iku sericulture method that balances ventilation, and humidity, and temperature control.