A short piece full of distinctly Japanese dark humour.
A surreal tale of an isolated village, the spirits of the forest, betrayal and revenge.
A small selection of poems by Noriko Ibaraki, translated by Hirotoshi Kimura.
Another story featuring the mischievous Tanuki and its shape-shifting powers. A classic tale by author Yumeno Kyūsaku, who was known for his wildly imaginative works in the early Shōwa period of Japan.