Silkworm

Japan, 1952

Film
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The life cycle of the silkworm, and silkworm care on a Japanese farm. Soon after emerging from her chrysalis the female silk moth lays over 500 eggs, which hatch in a few days. The young silkworms are fed chopped mulberry leaves and after four weeks are fully grown and are moved to straw racks where they spin their cocoons. Close-ups and microcinematography show the growth processes in detail.

Credits

director

Vikichi Ohta

production company

National Farm Cinema Association of Japan

Language

English

Duration

00:18:00:00

Colour

Black and White

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