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Kwaidan (1964)

M/16 12/29/1964 (JP) FantasyHorrorDrama 3h 3m

In the tradition of "RASHOMON" and "GATE OF HELL".


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. Masaki Kobayashi


  2. Lafcadio Hearn


  3. Yoko Mizuki


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Top Billed Cast

  1. Michiyo Aratama

    Michiyo Aratama

    First wife (segment "Kurokami")

  2. Misako Watanabe

    Misako Watanabe

    Second Wife (segment "Kurokami")

  3. Rentaro Mikuni

    Rentaro Mikuni

    Husband (segment "Kurokami")

  4. Kenjirō Ishiyama

    Kenjirō Ishiyama

    Father (segment "Kurokami")

  5. Ranko Akagi

    Mother (segment "Kurokami")

  6. Fumie Kitahara

    Fumie Kitahara

    (segment "Kurokami") (uncredited)

  7. Kappei Matsumoto

    (segment "Kurokami") (uncredited)

  8. Yoshiko Ieda

    (segment "Kurokami") (uncredited)

  9. Otome Tsukimiya

    Otome Tsukimiya

    (segment "Kurokami") (uncredited)

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