Matsugaoka Reclamation Land

Five years after the 1868 Meiji Restoration, 3,000 former Shonai Clan soldiers put down their swords in exchange for hoes, cultivated untamed land, and in the process created the Matsugaoka Reclamation Land that wonderfully shows the history that contributed to the development of the silk industry. The five buildings that remain at the center of the massive reclamation land include the Honjin, the headquarters of the operation, and the three-story silkworm breeding center with distinctive tile roofing made in the Joshu Shimamura style. 

(National Historic Site) 

997-0152, Yamagata-ken, Tsuruoka-shi, Haguro-machi, Matsugaoka 29