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


  2. Yoko Mizuki


  3. Masaki Kobayashi


Top Billed Cast

  1. Michiyo Aratama

    Michiyo Aratama

    First wife (segment "Kurokami")

  2. Misako Watanabe

    Misako Watanabe

    Second Wife (segment "Kurokami")

  3. Rentarô Mikuni

    Rentarô Mikuni

    Husband (segment "Kurokami")

  4. Kenjiro Ishiyama

    Kenjiro Ishiyama

    Father (segment "Kurokami")

  5. Ranko Akagi

    Mother (segment "Kurokami")

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Original Title 怪談

Status Released

Release Information

  • December 29, 1964


Original Language Japanese

Runtime 3h 3m

Budget -

Revenue -



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