My friend Bryan still lives in the first place I called home, Fujino. He has become a bit of a celebrity as a silk worm grower and master weaver. The documentary is about Bryan’s work. There is also some great footage of the village I called home, images of a space I walked through daily and where my eldest son spent his formative years.
A documentary about a Canadian man who is earnestly devoted to silkworm raising deep in the mountains. He was captivated by silk when he saw a farmer’s wife weaving a kimono from silk, and ever since he has raised and hybridized silkworms, and even made his own indigo dyes. A story of Japanese culture told by a foreign man.