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Japanese Silk is any silk harvested in the country of Japan. The silk industry there was predominant in the 1930s-50's, but it is less common now. The practice of harvesting silk began in Japan in the 3rd century, when the technique was adapted from their Chinese and Korean neighbors. They refined the techniques, and Japanese silk became widely known as being of very high quality.
- Antheraea yamamai, wild silk moth specie in Japan