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Kwaidan

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Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things (1904), a book by Lafcadio Hearn retelling Japanese ghost stories. Later an incredible film by Masaki Kobayashi and a drawing by Vania Zouravliov.

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Kwaidan (aka Kaidan; 1964).

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Kwaidan by Vania Zouravliov (no date).

Kwaidan, Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn with an introduction by Oscar Lewis (1932).

Previously on { feuilleton }
The art of Bertha Lum, 1869–1954
The Boy Who Drew Cats
The art of Takato Yamamoto

 


 

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7 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Bryan Alexander

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    Kwaidan is a superb, weird film.

  2. #2 posted by @~

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    For the non ‘Picard Syndrome’ sufferers, who don’t mind on-screen reading an online version of the book Kwaidan is available free at -

    http://www.forgottenbooks.org/info/9781606200889

  3. #3 posted by Wiley

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    Vania Zouravliov is an artist whose level of talent is ‘Formidable’ in every sense of the word. As for Kwaidan, if people were seriously looking for good Japanese ghost movies, they would skip past all this recent- dirty faced kid crawling out of computer screen bullshit and watch the mentioned film as well as Ugetsu.

  4. #4 posted by Bryan Alexander

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    Don’t forget Onibaba, one of the great Gothic/uncanny/simply powerful films ever made.

  5. #5 posted by John

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    I would have mentioned Onibaba if someone else hadn’t. Very creepy piece of work.

  6. #6 posted by @~

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    Agreed, Onibaba is a classic.
    Agreed, Vania is Formidable indeed!

  7. #7 posted by Wiley

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    How the hell did I forget Onibaba?!- the most formidable of the mentioned items in my opinion.

 




 

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