Cast and Crew: Masaki Kobayashi (Director); Takashi Shimura
What It’s About: Four ghost stories, set in different historical periods in Japan’s history.
Why Watch it Today?: The second story, “The Woman in the Snow”, is a haunting winter tale, beautifully told on sumptuous sets, while the last story, “In a Cup of Tea”, takes place on New Year’s Day. All four stories are based on Lafcadio Hearn’s interpretation of Japanese folklore, making an exceptional anthology film.