Kwaidan

Kwaidan (1964)

Bizarre, unearthly, terrifying— a nation's legend, an author's imagination, a director's creation manifest in the superlative— Kwaidan

  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
  • Release Date: 1964-12-29
  • User Rating: 7.9/10 from 144 ratings
  • Runtime: 3h 3min
  • Language: 日本語
  • Production Company: Bungei
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Director:
star 7.9/10
From 144 Ratings

Summary

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.

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  • Michiyo Aratama

    as First wife (segment "Kurokami")
  • Misako Watanabe

    as Second Wife (segment "Kurokami")
  • Rentarô Mikuni

    as Husband (segment "Kurokami")
  • Kenjiro Ishiyama

    as Father (segment "Kurokami")
  • Ranko Akagi

    as Mother (segment "Kurokami")
  • Fumie Kitahara

    as (segment "Kurokami")
  • Kappei Matsumoto

    as (segment "Kurokami")
  • Yoshiko Ieda

    as (segment "Kurokami")
  • Otome Tsukimiya

    as (segment "Kurokami")
  • Kenzô Tanaka

    as (segment "Kurokami")
  • Kiyoshi Nakano

    as (segment "Kurokami")
  • Tatsuya Nakadai

    as Mi nokichi (segment "Yuki-Onna")
  • Keiko Kishi

    as Yuki the Snow Maiden (segment "Yuki-Onna")
  • Yûko Mochizuki

    as Minokichi's mother (segment "Yuki-Onna")
  • Kin Sugai

    as Village woman (segment "Yuki-Onna")
  • Noriko Sengoku

    as Village woman (segment "Yuki-Onna")
  • Akiko Nomura

    as (segment "Yuki-Onna")
  • Torahiko Hamada

    as (segment "Yuki-Onna")
  • Jun Hamamura

    as (segment "Yuki-Onna")
  • Katsuo Nakamura

    as Hoichi (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Tetsurō Tamba

    as Warrior (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Takashi Shimura

    as Head priest (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Yoichi Hayashi

    as Attendant (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Eiko Muramatsu

    as Kenreiinmon (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Kunie Tanaka

    as Yasaku (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Kazuo Kitamura

    as Taira no Tomomori (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Ichirô Nakatani

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Masanori Tomotake

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Tokue Hanazawa

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Shizue Natsukawa

    as Taira no Tokiko (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Shin Tatsuoka

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Makiko Kitashiro

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Masakazu Kuwayama

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Mutsuhiko Tsurumaru

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Akira Tani

    as Huntsman #2 (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Yôsuke Kondô

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Kiyoshi Yamamoto

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Kinji Omino

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Atsuo Nakamura

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Ginzô Sekiguchi

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi") (as Kinzô Sekiguchi)
  • Akio Miyabe

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Gen'ya Nagai

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Toru Uchida

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi") (as Tôru Uchida)
  • Hikaru Jinno

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Toshio Fukuhara

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Kirô Abe

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Toshiro Yagi

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi") (as Toshirô Yagi)
  • Yuriko Abe

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Yuri Satô

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Kyôichi Satô

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Nobuo Aikawa

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Taiji Kodama

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Nobuaki Maeda

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Teruhiko Shibata

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Haruo Kaji

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Michio Gina

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Seiji Tabe

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Mitsuko Narita

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Noriko Mikura

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Aiko Nagayama

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Michiko Nakahata

    as (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
  • Kan'emon Nakamura

    as Kannai - a Guard (segment "Chawan no naka")
  • Osamu Takizawa

    as Author / Narrator (segment "Chawan no naka")
  • Haruko Sugimura

    as Madame (segment "Chawan no naka")
  • Ganjiro Nakamura

    as Publisher (segment "Chawan no naka") (as Ganjirô Nakamura)
  • Noboru Nakaya

    as Shikibu Heinai (segment "Chawan no naka")
  • Seiji Miyaguchi

    as Old man (segment "Chawan no naka")
  • Kei Satō

    as Ghost samurai (segment "Chawan no naka")
  • Shigeru Kôyama

    as (segment "Chawan no naka")
  • Jun Tazaki

    as Kannai's Colleague #1 (segment "Chawan no naka")
  • Junkichi Orimoto

    as (segment "Chawan no naka")
  • Akiji Kobayashi

    as (segment "Chawan no naka")
  • Yoshirô Aoki

    as (segment "Chawan no naka")
  • Isao Tamagawa

    as (segment "Chawan no naka")
  • Hideyo Amamoto

    as (segment "Chawan no naka")
Sound Toru Takemitsu Original Music Composer
Sound Toru Takemitsu Sound Designer
Directing Masaki Kobayashi Director
Writing Yoko Mizuki Screenplay
Art Kiyoshi Awazu Title Designer
Sound Hideo Nishizaki Sound
Costume & Make-Up Masahiro Katô Costume Design
Production Shigeru Wakatsuki Producer
Crew Yoshio Miyajima Cinematography
Writing Lafcadio Hearn Novel
Editing Hisashi Sagara Editor
Art Shigemasa Toda Art Direction
Camera Yasuhiro Yoshioka Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Yoshio Ueno Costume Consultant
Production Kazuo Kuwahara Production Supervisor
Directing Gô Yoshida First Assistant Director
Art Dai Arakawa Set Decoration
Sound Shigenosuke Okuyama Sound Designer
Directing Eiko Yoshida Continuity
Costume & Make-Up Ayako Sakurai Hairstylist
Production Michiyoshi Takashima Executive In Charge Of Production
Costume & Make-Up Shigeru Takagi Makeup Artist
Lighting Akira Aomatsu Gaffer
Production Yôichi Ukita Production Supervisor
Art Kiyoharu Matsuno Set Designer
Art Naotake Satsumoto Assistant Art Director
Sound Kuniharu Akiyama Sound Designer
Sound Masaharu Shioda Sound Recordist
Sound Akira Suzuki Sound Designer
Sound Kazutoshi Yagihashi Sound Recordist
Crew Tatsuo Hotta Martial Arts Choreographer
Camera Toshiyuki Isobe Assistant Camera
Camera Shôjirô Kamohara Second Assistant Camera
Editing Shigeyuki Sekine Colorist
Editing Junichirô Ôsaka Assistant Editor
Sound Kinji Tsuruda Musician
Production Tadanosuke Sumida Researcher

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