The Mikuni Road: Stories from the Old Route North

Seasoning the Seasons

28m 00s
Broadcast on November 27, 2023 Available until November 27, 2024

The Mikuni Road stretches from Takasaki in Gunma Prefecture to Teradomari, 200 kilometers to the north in Niigata Prefecture. Mt. Mikuni, 1,636 meters high, lies on the border between the two prefectures. In samurai days, the route was used to take tributes to the Shogun in Tokyo, then called Edo. The Mikuni Road also played a key role in the silk industry, carrying cocoons and raw silk. This fall, we follow this storied road, which brought people together and carried the fruits of their labor.

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