Cast & Crew
Film based on the true story of Koudayu Daikokuya, a Japanese merchant who was shipwrecked in Russia 200 years ago. After being adrift for 8 months, Koudayu washed ashore and stayed in Russia for 10 years. After meeting Queen Ekaterina II, he returned to Japan through Siberia, and was officially silenced for life due to the country's fiercely imposed isolationism.
Began shooting April 5, 1991.
Completed shooting December 1991.
Made with the cooperation of Lenfilm (USSR), Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co and Daiei Eizo Films Inc.