For Ogawa’s new series in Yamagata, the collective again lived with its subjects, this time in a small silkworm barn borrowed from a farmer-poet. They converted it into a home and film studio, where anywhere from ten to twenty-five men, women and children lived and worked. After moving, Ogawa immediately entered into a mental slump. His wife spearheaded this film, partly hoping to revitalize the depressed director. A look at the local raising of silkworms, the charming film deploys many of the filmmaking strategies which would reappear in subsequent work.