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The Resource Kaidan : Kwaidan, Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha ; Ninjin Kurabu ; seisaku, Wakatsuki Shigeru ; kyakuhon, Mizuki Yōko ; kantoku, Kobayashi Masaki

Kaidan : Kwaidan, Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha ; Ninjin Kurabu ; seisaku, Wakatsuki Shigeru ; kyakuhon, Mizuki Yōko ; kantoku, Kobayashi Masaki

Label
Kaidan : Kwaidan
Title
Kaidan
Title remainder
Kwaidan
Statement of responsibility
Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha ; Ninjin Kurabu ; seisaku, Wakatsuki Shigeru ; kyakuhon, Mizuki Yōko ; kantoku, Kobayashi Masaki
Title variation
Kwaidan
Contributor
Actor
Commentator
Composer
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Production designer
Publisher
Screenwriter
Writer of supplementary textual content
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
After more than a decade of sober political dramas and social-minded period pieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories. Featuring colorfully surreal sets and luminous cinematography, these haunting tales of demonic comeuppance and spiritual trials, adapted from writer Lafcadio Hearn's collections of Japanese folklore, are existentially frightening and meticulously crafted. In The black hair, a poor young samurai leaves his first wife to marry a rich woman. When he is unhappy in his second marriage, he returns to his first wife, who at first appears unchanged from when he last saw her. In The woman of the snow, a woodcutter is spared by a mysterious ghost-like woman in the snow, but must promise never to tell anyone what he has seen. In Hoichi, the earless, a blind musician-monk named Hoichi is commanded by a gathering of ghosts to sing the saga of their ancient deeds. The head monk paints Hoichi's body with prayer verses to protect him, but unfortunately overlooks Hoichi's ears. In In a cup of tea, a writer wonders what would happen to a person who drinks another's soul and finds out
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Member of
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Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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  • Kurokami
  • Yukionna
  • Miminashi Hōichi no hanashi
  • Chawan no naka
Credits note
Director of photography, Yoshio Miyajima ; music, Tōru Takemitsu ; production designer, Shigemasa Toda ; editor, Hisashi Sagara
Dewey number
791.43/72
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Language note
In Japanese, with optional English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.K83 2015
PerformerNote
  • Kurokami: Aratama Michiyo, Watanabe Misako, Mikuni Rentarō, Ishiyama Kenjirō, Akagi Ranko
  • Yukionna: Nakadai Tatsuya, Kishi Keiko, Mochizuki Yūko
  • Miminashi Hōichi no hanashi: Nakamura Katsuo, Tanba Tetsurō, Shimura Takashi, Hayashi Yoichi
  • Chawan no naka: Nakamura Kan'emon, Takizawa Osamu, Sugimura Haruko, Nakamura Ganjirō, Nakaya Noboru
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1916-1996
  • 1914-
  • 1910-2003
  • 1932-
  • 1923-2013
  • 1903-1976
  • 1914-1973
  • 1932-
  • 1917-1977
  • 1938-
  • 1922-2006
  • 1905-1982
  • 1942-
  • 1938-
  • 1932-
  • 1911-2001
  • 1901-1982
  • 1906-2000
  • 1909-1997
  • 1902-1983
  • 1929-2006
  • 1913-1985
  • 1928-2010
  • 1929-
  • 1909-1998
  • 1928-1987
  • 1850-1904
  • 1955-
  • 1931-
  • 1936-
  • 1954-
  • 1948-
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  • Kobayashi, Masaki
  • Wakatsuki, Shigeru
  • Mizuki, Yōko
  • Aratama, Michiyo
  • Watanabe, Misako
  • Mikuni, Rentarō
  • Ishiyama, Kenjirō
  • Akagi, Ranko
  • Nakadai, Tatsuya
  • Kishi, Keiko
  • Mochizuki, Yuko
  • Nakamura, Katsuo
  • Tanba, Tetsurō
  • Shimura, Takashi
  • Hayashi, Yoichi
  • Muramatsu, Eiko
  • Tanaka, Kunie
  • Tomotake, Masanori
  • Hanazawa, Tokue
  • Nakamura, Kanʼemon
  • Takizawa, Osamu
  • Sugimura, Haruko
  • Nakamura, Ganjirō
  • Nakaya, Noboru
  • Miyaguchi, Seiji
  • Satō, Kei
  • Naraoka, Tomoko
  • Miyajima, Yoshio
  • Takemitsu, Tōru
  • Toda, Shigemasa
  • Sagara, Hisashi
  • Hearn, Lafcadio
  • Prince, Stephen
  • Shinoda, Masahiro
  • Ogasawara, Kiyoshi
  • Benfey, Christopher E. G.
  • O'Brien, Geoffrey
  • Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Bungei Purodakushon Ninjin Kurabu
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
181
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
90
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  • Hearn, Lafcadio
  • Apparitions
  • Japan
  • Hearn, Lafcadio
  • Apparitions
  • Manners and customs
  • Supernatural
  • Japan
Technique
live action
Label
Kaidan : Kwaidan, Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha ; Ninjin Kurabu ; seisaku, Wakatsuki Shigeru ; kyakuhon, Mizuki Yōko ; kantoku, Kobayashi Masaki
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the writings of folklorist Lafcadio Hearn (aka: Yakumo Koizumi)
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1965
  • Trailer, picture galleries and additional information on the film available at the Criterion Collection's website
  • Widescreen (2.35:1)
  • Special features: Commentary (features film scholar Stephen Prince); Masaki Kobayashi (conversation between director Kobayashi and filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda about the making of the film in 1993); Kiyoshi Ogasawara (assistant director Ogasawara discusses working with director Kobayashi and the original version of the film); Lafcadio Hearn (English literature scholar Christopher Benfey, profiles Lafcadio Hearn who played a crucial role in popularizing Japanese folklore for Western audiences, his stories providing the basis for the film); Trailers. Insert includes an essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien
Accompanying material
1 insert.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Kurokami =
  • Black hair
  • Yukionna =
  • Woman of the snow
  • Miminashi Hōichi no hanashi =
  • Hōichi, the earless
  • Chawan no naka =
  • In a cup of tea
Control code
1958700
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Blu-ray edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (181 min.)
Isbn
9781681430584
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515158916
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC2540BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o922895230
  • (OCoLC)922895230
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Kaidan : Kwaidan, Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha ; Ninjin Kurabu ; seisaku, Wakatsuki Shigeru ; kyakuhon, Mizuki Yōko ; kantoku, Kobayashi Masaki
Publication
Note
  • Based on the writings of folklorist Lafcadio Hearn (aka: Yakumo Koizumi)
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1965
  • Trailer, picture galleries and additional information on the film available at the Criterion Collection's website
  • Widescreen (2.35:1)
  • Special features: Commentary (features film scholar Stephen Prince); Masaki Kobayashi (conversation between director Kobayashi and filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda about the making of the film in 1993); Kiyoshi Ogasawara (assistant director Ogasawara discusses working with director Kobayashi and the original version of the film); Lafcadio Hearn (English literature scholar Christopher Benfey, profiles Lafcadio Hearn who played a crucial role in popularizing Japanese folklore for Western audiences, his stories providing the basis for the film); Trailers. Insert includes an essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien
Accompanying material
1 insert.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Kurokami =
  • Black hair
  • Yukionna =
  • Woman of the snow
  • Miminashi Hōichi no hanashi =
  • Hōichi, the earless
  • Chawan no naka =
  • In a cup of tea
Control code
1958700
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Blu-ray edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (181 min.)
Isbn
9781681430584
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515158916
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC2540BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o922895230
  • (OCoLC)922895230
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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