Foreign Film Series Features Ghost Story
For additional information, contact Randy Oldaker, assistant professor of German and English, 424-8246.
A Japanese ghost story will be featured Friday (Nov. 17) as part of West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Foreign Language Film Series.
The 30-minute cinema short "Kaidan" will be presented at 7 p.m. in the Caperton Center for Applied Technology auditorium. The showing is free and open to the public.
"Kaiden" is based on a frightful historical tale by Koizumi Yakumo. Some 800 years ago, there was a great war in Dannoura between two Japanese clans. The Japanese believe the ghosts of these warriors still roam the earth. Houichi, a lute player, lives at a Buddhist monastery near the site of the historical battle. His great talent for chanting and playing music attracts the ghosts with terrible and unforeseen consequences.
Randy Oldaker, assistant professor of German and English, will moderate an in-depth discussion of the film and Japanese culture following the showing.
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