Spinning Machine (Hacyo-Nenshiki)

Although these machines were invented towards the end of the Edo era(1603-1867), they didn't become popular until the Meiji era(1868-1912) This resulted in a huge increase in the production of cloth in Japan. It must have been a joy to see these large and complicated machines in motion.
This particular machine was made at the beginning of the Showa era(1926-1989).