Kwaidan (1964)

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.

Directing:
  • Masaki Kobayashi

Writing:
  • Yoko Mizuki
  • Lafcadio Hearn

Stars:
Release Date: 1964-12-29
themoviedb icon 7.8/10
  • Country: JP
  • Language: 日本語
  • Runtime: 183

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宫口精二
宫口精二
Old man (segment "Chawan no naka")
Michiyo Aratama
Michiyo Arata...
First wife (segment "Kurokami")
Misako Watanabe
Misako Watana...
Second Wife (segment "Kurokami")
Rentarô Mikuni
Rentarô Mikun...
Husband (segment "Kurokami")
Kenjiro Ishiyama
Kenjiro Ishiy...
Father (segment "Kurokami")
Tatsuya Nakadai
Tatsuya Nakad...
Mi nokichi (segment "Yuki-Onna")
Keiko Kishi
Keiko Kishi
Yuki the Snow Maiden (segment "Yuki-Onna")
Yûko Mochizuki
Yûko Mochizuk...
Minokichi's mother (segment "Yuki-Onna")
Kin Sugai
Kin Sugai
Village woman (segment "Yuki-Onna")
Noriko Sengoku
Noriko Sengok...
Village woman (segment "Yuki-Onna")
Jun Hamamura
Jun Hamamura
(segment "Yuki-Onna")
Katsuo Nakamura
Katsuo Nakamu...
Hoichi (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
Tetsurō Tamba
Tetsurō Tamba
Warrior (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
Takashi Shimura
Takashi Shimu...
Head priest (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
Yoichi Hayashi
Yoichi Hayash...
Attendant (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
Eiko Muramatsu
Eiko Muramats...
Kenreiinmon (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
Kunie Tanaka
Kunie Tanaka
Yasaku (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
Kazuo Kitamura
Kazuo Kitamur...
Taira no Tomomori (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
Ichirô Nakatani
Ichirô Nakata...
(segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
Shizue Natsukawa
Shizue Natsuk...
Taira no Tokiko (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
Akira Tani
Akira Tani
Huntsman #2 (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
Yôsuke Kondô
Yôsuke Kondô
(segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
Kyôichi Satô
Kyôichi Satô
(segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
Kan'emon Nakamura
Kan'emon Naka...
Kannai - a Guard (segment "Chawan no naka")
Osamu Takizawa
Osamu Takizaw...
Author / Narrator (segment "Chawan no naka")
Haruko Sugimura
Haruko Sugimu...
Madame (segment "Chawan no naka")
Ganjiro Nakamura
Ganjiro Nakam...
Publisher (segment "Chawan no naka") (as Ganjirô Nakamura)
Noboru Nakaya
Noboru Nakaya
Shikibu Heinai (segment "Chawan no naka")
Seiji Miyaguchi
Seiji Miyaguc...
Old man (segment "Chawan no naka")
Kei Satō
Kei Satō
Ghost samurai (segment "Chawan no naka")
Shigeru Kōyama
Shigeru Kōyam...
(segment "Chawan no naka")
Jun Tazaki
Jun Tazaki
Kannai's Colleague #1 (segment "Chawan no naka")
Junkichi Orimoto
Junkichi Orim...
(segment "Chawan no naka")
Akiji Kobayashi
Akiji Kobayas...
(segment "Chawan no naka")
Yoshirô Aoki
Yoshirô Aoki
(segment "Chawan no naka")
Isao Tamagawa
Isao Tamagawa
(segment "Chawan no naka")
Hideyo Amamoto
Hideyo Amamot...
(segment "Chawan no naka")
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