Kakumata(Aramomi) was selected by Aramomi Kakutaro of Gunma Prefecture in the 35th year of Meiji(1902). It is a fixed univoltine Japanese-Chinese white cocoon race. It was used nationally in the beginning of Taisho era. (Note: the Taisho era; 1912-1926)
Production of Kakumata(Aramomi) in Japan(in the 5th year of Taisho(1916)): 62,000 moths
(It is presumed that one moth will hatch 400 eggs.)
The silkworm eggs of Kakumata(Aramomi) were also produced in the outside of Gunma Prefecture.
1) Eikichi HIRATSUKA(1961) : History of Modern Silkworm Race Breeding, Dainippon Silk Foundation, Silk Science Research Institute, pp236
2) Eikichi HIRATSUKA(1969) : Genealogy of Japanese Silkworm Races for Practical Use, Dainippon Silk Foundation, Silk Science Research Institute, pp335