National Geographic : 1919 Aug
z z C) N KOREAN WOMEN SPINNING AND WEAVING Korea, now called Chosen, had an important part in the extension of the silk industry, accordingtoastory inanancient Japanese book. About 300 A. D. a party of Koreans was sent from Japan into China, where the secrets of thewonderful silk manufacture were closely guarded. Upon their return the Koreans brought back four Chinese girls who instructed theJapanese intheartofweaving. A temnle was erected in honor of these four pioneer weavers.