Further facts for fans of fun facts.

The traditional Japanese Ozu(see illustration below) is a garment woven from the finest Shochiku silk.

The silk is coloured not with traditional dyes but by force feeding Ghibli moths a variety of coloured spices which is then secreted as the silk is produced.

A single Ghibli moth is secured by means of the same tiny harnesses used in commercial bee farming.

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5 comments

      1. You may find it more lucrative to simply slice open the abdomens to remove the silk bobbin that can then be sold on at a high profit margin…or simply threaten the moths with this if they don’t produce silk quickly enough for your needs.

  1. Oh, yes. I will tell them tales of cement boots and fishes at their doors, too. They’ll give me all the bobbin I need!

    Adding a little extortion to a business idea never hurt anyone.

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