Argot Pictures | Release Date: May 14, 2010
Summary: Like a detective story, the film untangles the web of influences behind Japan’s captivation with insects. It opens in modern-day Tokyo where a single beetle recently sold for $90,000 then slips back to the early 1800s, to the first cricket-selling business and the development of haiku and other forms of insect literature and art. Through history and adventure, Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo travels all the way back in time to stories of the fabled first emperor who named Japan the “Isle of the Dragonflies.” (Argot Pictures)
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Runtime: 90 min
Production: Myriapod Productions
Genres: Documentary
Countries: USA, Japan
Languages: English, Japanese
Director Credit
Jessica Oreck Director
Writer Credit
Jessica Oreck Writer
Producer Credit
Akito Kawahara Co-Producer
Jessica Oreck Producer
Maiko Endo Co-Producer