Atmospheric horror tales, set in medieval Japan, directed by Masaki Kobayashi: in " The Black Hair " (38 minutes) an ambitious samurai returns to his discarded first wife, only to find she is not entirely meek and forgiving. Stars Michiyo Aratam a, Rentaro Mikuni. In " The Woman of the Snow " (35 min.) an ice spirit spares a woodcutters life on the condition he tells no one of her, but years later he tells his wife. Stars Tatsuy Nakadai, Keiko Kishi. " Hoichi the Earless " ; (64 min.) a blind musician and singer, performs for a dangerous and ghostly imperial court. Stars Ichiro Nakatani, Masanori Tomotake. A samurai sees a mysterious face reflected " In a Cup of Tea " (25 min.). Stars Osamu Takizawa, Noboru Naka ya, Kei Sato. In Japanese with English subtitles. Toho Co., Ltd.