While her son, Kichi, is away at war, a woman and her daughter-in-law survive by killing samurai who stray into their swamp, then selling whatever valuables they find. Both are devastated when they learn that Kichi has died, but his wife soon begins an affair with a neighbor who survived the war, Hachi. The mother disapproves and, when she can’t steal Hachi for herself, tries to scare her daughter-in-law with a mysterious mask from a dead samurai.
1964 105 min
Director: Kaneto Shindō
Actors: Fudeko TanakaHiroshi TanakaHiroyoshi YamaguchiJitsuko YoshimuraJûkichi UnoKei SatôKentarô KajiNobuko OtowaSomeshô MatsumotoTaiji Tonoyama