In the 1860s, Japan is in turmoil. A would-be author, Momosuke, travels the countryside in search of 100 ghost stories that will comprise a book. While on the road, he meets a trickster, Mataichi, a beautiful puppeteer named Ogin, and Nagamimi, a bird caller. Together, as they travel the countryside, Momosuke watches them reenact horrifying crimes that reflect the ugliest, most base aspects of human nature. They then take it upon themselves to dole out punishment to those who have transgressed the lines of acceptable behaviour. In these episodes, the ever-wandering Momosuke suffers from exhaustion, and takes refuge in the house of a stranger who offers a remedy that might be poison. In other episodes, the group meets up with a samurai who is actually a spirit in disguise. Later, the wanderers are horrified to find the corpse of the beautiful Ogin and learn the story behind her murder.
Release Date: 06 November 2006
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.
Running Time: 75 minutes
Production Year: 2004
Main Language: Japanese