Kwaidan

(1964)

Overview

Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning "ghost story," this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in a blizzard is saved by Yuki the Snow Maiden, but his rescue comes at a cost. Blind musician Hoichi is forced to perform for an audience of ghosts. An author relates the story of a samurai who sees another warrior's reflection in his teacup.

  1. Lafcadio Hearn

    Novel

  2. Yoko Mizuki

    Screenplay

  3. Masaki Kobayashi

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Michiyo Aratama

    Michiyo Aratama

    First wife (segment "Kurokami")

  2. Misako Watanabe

    Second Wife (segment "Kurokami")

  3. Rentarô Mikuni

    Rentarô Mikuni

    Husband (segment "Kurokami")

  4. Kenjiro Ishiyama

    Father (segment "Kurokami")

  5. Ranko Akagi

    Mother (segment "Kurokami")

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Kwaidan
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Facts

Original Title 怪談

Status Released

Release Information

  • December 29, 1964
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 3h 3m

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