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I credited Mr. Kobayashi. ", "I love listening to Uncanny Japan before I go to sleep. He was particularly good at performing the Tale of the Heike, an epic describing the fall of Emperor Antoku, who is buried at Amidaji Temple. Hoichi loses his ears by meddling with ancient spirits and becomes known by the name Mimi-Nashi-Hoichi. Thank you, I’m Thersa Matsuura, and I’ll talk to you soon. As a professional biwa-hoshi he became famous chiefly by his recitations of the history of the Heike and the Genji; and it is said that when he sang the song of the battle of Dan-no-ura “even the goblins, the k1ijin, could not refrain from tears.”. Histoires De Fantômes Films À Regarder Sacs New Look Liste De Films Bons Films D'horreur. ", "Always such interesting stories and commentary! Required fields are marked *. I can't get enough of Thersa's world and I suspect you won't either. The film consists of four separate and unrelated stories. A deep voice called the blind man’s name–abruptly and unceremoniously, in the manner of a samurai summoning an inferior:–, “Hai!” [Japanese word for “yes”] answered the blind man, frightened by the menace in the voice,–“I am blind!–I cannot know who calls!”, “There is nothing to fear,” the stranger exclaimed, speaking more gently. Singer Hoichi (Katsuo Nakamura) is painted with holy scripture by priests hoping to protect him from ghosts in "Hoichi, The Earless," the third segment in the horror anthology Kwaidan, 1965. Then, for long minutes,– during which Hoichi felt his whole body shake to the beating of his heart,– there was dead silence. To-morrow night, therefore, you are to come here at the same hour. The third segment, Hoichi the Earless is the longest and by far the most chilling of the quartet. It won the … And that sea and shore have been haunted for … To go out, blind and alone, at so late an hour, is dangerous. The character's name is "Hoichi the Earless".A Google search will reveal that most Internet sources that use "Earless Hoichi" are either English translations of Japanese sites (probably by native Japanese unfamiliar with Hearn's reputable English version) or informal discussions of either Kobayashi's film or Hearn's book, both of which officially support the "Hoichi the Earless" stance. The priest of the Amidaji was fond of poetry and music; and he often invited Hoichi to the temple, to play and recite. ", "I love hearing your insights and how you are vulnerable with your listeners by explaining situations where you learned the information. I absolutely ADORE the beautiful soundscapes in the background and Thersa has a very calming and captivating voice. They passed the gate, crossed the garden, approached the verandah, stopped — directly in front of him. The retainer led him to the verandah at the rear of the temple, and there bade him farewell. He hastened at once to the verandah in the rear, stepped and slipped upon something clammy, and uttered a cry of horror; — for he saw, by the light of his lantern, that the clamminess was blood. Features "Black Hair", "The Woman in the Snow", "Hoichi the Earless" and "In a Cup of Tea". After coming to live in Japan (1890), Lafcadio Hearn listened intently to the folk stories and ghostly tales that were related to him. With the wonderful background sounds of her surroundings, it covers some dark content while keeping a calm feel to it. Hoichi’s first alarm was over: he began to imagine himself in good luck; — for, remembering the retainer’s assurance about a “person of exceedingly high rank,” he thought that the lord who wished to hear the recitation could not be less than a daimyo of the first class. Say nothing and sit still — as if meditating. To-morrow night, therefore, you are to come here at the same hour. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Cannes, Kwaidan features four nightmarish tales adapted from Lafcadio Hearn’s classic Japanese ghost stories about mortals caught up in forces beyond their comprehension when the supernatural world intervenes in their lives: “The Black Hair”, “The Woman of the Snow”, “Hoichi the Earless”, and “In a Cup of Tea”. In the middle of the following night the samurai again came for him, and led him to the august assembly, where he gave another recitation with the same success that had attended his previous performance. O-Tei is a woman from the story The story of O-Tei. As a person interested in Japanese culture, history, myths and folklore, I found this podcast amazing. It's just truly my favorite podcast to listen to. Now I want to watch the movie again. HOICHI THE EARLESS Hoichi is a young blind singer/storyteller who’s relating of a saga of warring clans so impresses a ghost emperor that he’s repeatedly summoned to perform for him, a demand which takes a toll on Hoichi’s own spirit. There he thought that many great people were assembled: the sound of the rustling of silk was like the sound of leaves in a forest. [01:40] At the outset of his career, Hoichi was very poor; but he found a good friend to help him. T hen Hoichi lifted up his voice, and chanted the chant of the fight on the bitter sea,—wonderfully making his biwa to sound like the straining of oars and the rushing of ships, the whirr and the hissing of arrows, the shouting and trampling of men, the crashing of steel upon helmets, the plunging of slain in the flood. After the temple had been built, and the tombs erected, the Heike gave less trouble than before; but they continued to do queer things at intervals,–proving that they had not found the perfect peace. These are little treasures she digs up while doing research for her writing. Privacy Policy. There, once a month for my five dollar and up patrons, I translate, retell and record obscure Japanese folktales. At the outset of his career, Hoichi was very poor; but he found a good friend to help him. Presently the samurai halted; and Hoichi became aware that they had arrived at a large gateway; — and he wondered, for he could not remember any large gate in that part of the town, except the main gate of the Amidaji. If you obey them again, after what has already occurred, they will tear you in pieces. — the danger is now well over. (Thank you, Mark! I very much enjoyed your rendition of this tale! Mark, thank you so much for catching that. Then the priest insisted upon a full explanation of his friend’s astonishing behavior. It is required that you shall speak to no one of your visits here, during the time of our lord’s august sojourn at Akamagaseki. The Cutting of Ears 10. At last he heard steps approaching from the back gate. But there are many strange things to be seen and heard along that coast. The retainer who to-night conducted you will be sent for you… There is another matter about which I have been ordered to inform you. [00:29] Hey, hey everyone. I have brought Hoichi.” Then came sounds of feet hurrying, and screens sliding, and rain-doors opening, and voices of womeni n converse. But, whatever may happen, do not answer, and do not move. Having heard of your skill in reciting the story of the battle, he now desires to hear your performance: so you will take your biwa and come with me at once to the house where the august assembly is waiting.”. It was almost dawn when Hoichi returned; but his absence from the temple had not been observed,–as the priest, coming back at a very late hour, had supposed him asleep. ), but today’s story will be a different one. Kwaidan -- (Movie Clip) Hoichi, the Earless. They traversed a space of garden, and halted again before some entrance; and the retainer cried in a loud voice, “Within there! Whereat, in spite of the weirdness of the thing, the servants could not help laughing. The music bed for today’s Story Time by my musician son, who also does the intro/outro music. They caught hold of him; — they shouted into his ear,–, [15:07] “Hoichi San! Despite his talents, Hoichi was very poor and was … Can’t get enough of this one!”, "I just discovered this podcast. This story is also by Koizumi Yakimo–Lafcadio Hearn, and it’s called the story of Mimi-Nashi Hoichi, or, Hoichi The Earless. It was released to Japanese theaters on January 6, 1965 and to American theaters on July 15 of the same year. Thank you Thersa for doing these, I really enjoy them! [21:27] “My poor Hoichi!” cried the startled priest,– “what is this?… You have been hurt?…. And lastly, another super sweet thing you can do is to write a review on iTunes. He wished to view the scene of the battle of Dan-no-ura; and to-day he visited that place. But he desires that you shall perform before him once every night for the next six nights — after which time he will probably make his august return-journey. The longest of the four stories is Hoichi the Earless – and Earless isn’t a typo with a missing F. Hoichi is a gifted young biwa player who specialises in singing songs of ancient battles. All that you have been imagining was illusion — except the calling of the dead. [11:20] It was almost dawn when Hoichi returned; but his absence from the temple had not been observed,– as the priest, coming back at a very late hour, had supposed him asleep. Strange superstitions and old wives tales, cultural oddities and interesting language quirks. I love how special and unique (and strange) each episode is, a real tiny treasure. He heard also a great humming of voices,– talking in undertones; and the speech was the speech of courts. “My poor Hoichi!” cried the startled priest,–“what is this?… You have been hurt? Presently the samurai halted; and Hoichi became aware that they had arrived at a large gateway;–and he wondered, for he could not remember any large gate in that part of the town, except the main gate of the Amidaji. Learn how your comment data is processed. In Hoichi, the earless, a blind musician-monk named Hoichi is commanded by a gathering of ghosts to sing the saga of their ancient deeds. He feared that the blind lad had been bewitched or deluded by some evil spirits. 31), ©2021 All Rights Reserved. You really can't explain how perfect this podcast is. You will be called. [19:23] “Hoichi!” grimly called the voice a second time. Thersa's soothing voice and background noise makes you feel like you're in the countryside of Japan hearing these stories yourself. I had to attend to some private business; and I could not arrange the matter at any other hour.”, The priest was surprised, rather than pained, by Hoichi’s reticence: he felt it to be unnatural, and suspected something wrong. The film is based on stories from author Lafcadio Hearn's collections of Japanese folklore stories, namely Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. Would highly recommend for anyone interested in culture and interesting research that entice you to learn more! 64), Story Time – Of a Mirror and a Bell (Lafcadio Hearn) (Ep. Kwaidan 怪談, Kaidan ... "Hoichi the Earless" 耳無し芳一の話, Miminashi Hōichi no Hanashi) is also adapted from Hearn's Kwaidan (though it incorporates aspects of The Tale of the Heike that are mentioned, but never translated, in Hearn's book). T-H-E-R-S-A, M-A-T-S-U-U-R-A. – – I cannot know who calls!”, [03:46] “There is nothing to fear,” the stranger exclaimed, speaking more gently. A classic collection of four Japanese Horror stories. 34). He did not ask any more questions; but he privately instructed the men-servants of the temple to keep watch upon Hoichi’s movements, and to follow him in case that he should again leave the temple after dark. These stories shed light into not only Japanese culture, but also idioms and quirks that have made their way across the globe. [00:57] Some centuries ago there lived at Akamagaseki a blind man named Hoichi, who was famed for his skill in recitation and in playing upon the biwa. [21:36] At the sound of his friend’s voice, the blind man felt safe. Website: https://www.uncannyjapan.com/. The spirits would never again bother Hoichi. Many noble persons went to Akamagaseki to hear him recite; and large presents of money were given to him,– so that he became a wealthy man… But from the time of this adventure, he was known only by the appellation of Mimi-nashi-Hoichi: “Hoichi-the-Earless.” The end. It’s a little thing but it means a lot and it’s a great big help. Hoichi the Earless. A million out of ten stars. But they would have destroyed you, sooner or later, in any event… Now I shall not be able to remain with you to-night: I am called away to perform another service. ", "I think most podcasts I listen to can use a bit of cutting down. THE STORY OF MIMI-NASHI-HOICHI. I could have ordered a servant to accompany you. Hoichi donned his sandals, took his biwa, and went away with the stranger, who guided him deftly, but obliged him to walk very fast. If you stir, or make any noise, you will be torn asunder. Somebody crossed the garden, advanced to the verandah, and halted directly in front of him — but it was not the priest. The head monk paints Hoichi's body with prayer verses to protect him, but unfortunately overlooks Hoichi's ears. Say nothing and sit still–as if meditating. The Downpour 7. [09:04] But when at last he came to tell the fate of the fair and helpless,– the piteous perishing of the women and children,– and the death-leap of Nii-no-Ama, with the imperial infant in her arms,– then all the listeners uttered together one long, long shuddering cry of anguish; and thereafter they wept and wailed so loudly and so wildly that the blind man was frightened by the violence and grief that he had made. [11:00] After Hoichi had duly expressed his thanks, a woman’s hand conducted him to the entrance of the house, where the same retainer, who had before guided him, was waiting to take him home. And where have you been?”, “Pardon me kind friend! [18:57] “Hoichi!” the deep voice called. Thersa, our hostess, with a voice gentler than a dove's (and a soundscape and music to match) tells tales which evoke a world so magical, darkly poetic and beautiful that Japan and its past seem utterly perfect and perfectly beguiling. The Marking of Skin 9. Kwaidan was filmed almost entirely on massive sets constructed in a converted airplane hangar – as no Japanese studio was big enough to satisfy Kobayashi’s vision for his work. — Hoichi San! Now it’s my favorite podcast!”, "Thersa must have the most soothing voice in the world. He burst out sobbing, and tearfully told his adventure of the night. Source: http://www.toshidama-japanese-prints.com. But the men at once hastened to the cemetery; and there, by the help of their lanterns, they discovered Hoichi,–sitting alone in the rain before the memorial tomb of Antoku Tenno, making his biwa resound, and loudly chanting the chant of the battle of Dan-no-ura. [19:44] There was a noise of heavy feet mounting upon the verandah. During the day Hoichi was able to take some rest; and he said nothing about his strange adventure. As a professional biwa-hoshi he became famous chiefly by his recitations of the history of the Heike and the Genji; and it is said that when he sang the song of the battle of Dan-no-ura “even the goblins [kijin] could not refrain from tears.”. Then the priest insisted upon a full explanation of his friend’s astonishing behavior. He felt it to be unnatural, and suspected something wrong. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uncannyjapan/ At last the gruff voice muttered close to him:–, “Here is the biwa; but of the biwa-player I see–only two ears!… So that explains why he did not answer: he had no mouth to answer with–there is nothing left of him but his ears… Now to my lord those ears I will take–in proof that the august commands have been obeyed, so far as was possible”…, At that instant Hoichi felt his ears gripped by fingers of iron, and torn off! But, whatever may happen, do not answer, and do not move. Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan, Exotics and Retrospectives, and Kwaidan to name a few. Why did you go without telling us? This Month . One of the clans was wiped out, including the infant emperor. Kwaidan subtitles. One of my favorite Japanese folktales is called Hoichi the Earless. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Hoichi donned his sandals, took his biwa, and went away with the stranger, who guided him deftly, but obliged him to walk very fast. But they would have destroyed you, sooner or later, in any event… Now I shall not be able to remain with you to-night: I am called away to perform another service. He burst out sobbing, and tearfully told his adventure of the night. Evidently he had walked very fast,– a strange thing, considering his blindness; for the road was in a bad condition. Then a third time — savagely:–, [19:29] Hoichi remained as still as a stone,– and the voice grumbled:–, [19:35] “No answer! As a matter of fact, I have tickets to go see a performance of Mimi-Nashi … Thersa's calm and clear voice, audio quality and most importantly subject matter always make this podcast one of the highlights of my month. And that sea and shore have been haunted for seven hundred years… Elsewhere I told you about the strange crabs found there, called Heike crabs, which have human faces on their backs, and are said to be the spirits of the Heike warriors. By the language of the women Hoichi knew them to be domestics in some noble household; but he could not imagine to what place he had been conducted. Sure that he had been bewitched, they now seized him, and pulled him up on his feet, and by main force hurried him back to the temple,– where he was immediately relieved of his wet clothes, by order of the priest. From either side of his head, the blind man felt a thick warm trickling; but he dared not lift his hands…. By once obeying them, you have put yourself in their power. At last, as they were returning to the temple by way of the shore, they were startled by the sound of a biwa, furiously played, in the cemetery of the Amidaji. Definitely recommend giving this podcast a listen if you love Japanese folktales. Hoichi’s Amidaji Temple (Akama Shrine) Never before had so great a host of Oni-bi appeared in the sight of mortal man…, [14:43] “Hoichi San! [02:19] One summer night the priest was called away, to perform a Buddhist service at the house of a dead parishioner; and he went there with his acolyte, leaving Hoichi alone in the temple. Enter your email address to follow Bizarre and Grotesque! 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They traversed a space of garden, and halted again before some entrance; and the retainer cried in a loud voice, “Within there! For much time the sobbing and the wailing continued. 38), Story Time – Sand Walls, Paper Doors (Ep. ", "Professionally read, researched and produced. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqAtoUS51HDi2d96_aLv95w, Story Time: Cicada by Lafcadio Hearn (Ep. The men hurried through the streets, making inquiries at every house which Hoichi was accustomed to visit; but nobody could give them any news of him. On top of that, the podcast is so thoughtfully and lovingly curated, you just can't wait for the next one to come out. As he is traveling incognito, he commands that no mention of these things be made… You are now free to go back to your temple.”. I have brought Hoichi.” Then came sounds of feet hurrying, and screens sliding, and rain-doors opening, and voices of women in converse. How unfortunate that you did not tell me all this before! ( Log Out /  Spectral Performance 8. And to left and right of him, in the pauses of his playing, he could hear voices murmuring praise: “How marvelous an artist!”–“Never in our own province was playing heard like this!”–“Not in all the empire is there another singer like Hoichi!” Then fresh courage came to him, and he played and sang yet better than before; and a hush of wonder deepened about him. By once obeying them, you have put yourself in their power. The Disappearance 5. [21:46] “Poor, poor Hoichi!” the priest exclaimed,– “all my fault! "Kwaidan (怪談 Kaidan?, literally "ghost stories") is a 1964 Japanese anthology horror film directed by Masaki Kobayashi. My present lord, a person of exceedingly high rank, is now staying in Akamagaseki, with many noble attendants. Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan, Exotics and Retrospectives, and Kwaidan to name a few. Hoichi The Earless by Timothy Fife, released 12 October 2018 1. There Hoichi waited for the priest’s return, and tried to relieve his solitude by practicing upon his biwa. [12:37] The priest was surprised, rather than pained. In those times, the order of a samurai was not to be lightly disobeyed. A classic collection of four Japanese Horror stories. But, before I go, it will be necessary to protect your body by writing holy texts upon it.”, Before sundown the priest and his acolyte stripped Hoichi: then, with their writing-brushes, they traced upon his breast and back, head and face and neck, limbs and hands and feet,–even upon the soles of his feet, and upon all parts of his body,–the text of the holy sutra called Hannya-Shin-Kyo. I hope you like the show. The story of his strange adventure spread far and wide, and soon made him famous. I could have ordered a servant to accompany you. ", "With natural background settings and a voice which was made for storytelling, Thersa evokes imagery of old woodblock paintings brought to life through her lesser-known and incredibly interesting tales. Little time was allowed him for conjecture. The Ghosts Call for Hoichi 6. I also really like the bedtime stories for Patrons too. This is one of my favorite tales ever! Then, for long minutes,–during which Hoichi felt his whole body shake to the beating of his heart,–there was dead silence. Hoichi was told to put himself at ease, and he found a kneeling-cushion ready for him. They caught hold of him;–they shouted into his ear,–, “Hoichi San!–Hoichi San!–come home with us at once!”, “To interrupt me in such a manner, before this august assembly, will not be tolerated.”. Do not get frightened; and do not think of calling for help — because no help could save you. Except for some ghostly fires — such as usually flitted there on dark nights — all was blackness in that direction. Your wonderful skill in music has indeed brought you into strange trouble. The heavy footfalls receded along the verandah,– descended into the garden,– passed out to the roadway,– ceased. The first part is an elaborate staging of the finale of the ‘ ... Kwaidan concludes with ‘In a Cup of Tea’, the shortest and weakest section of the film. It was in order to appease those dead that the Buddhist temple, Amidaji, was built at Akamagaseki. [18:55] Then, from the roadway, he heard the steps coming. By this time you must be aware that you have not been visiting any house whatever, but have been passing your nights in the cemetery, among the tombs of the Heike;–and it was before the memorial-tomb of Antoku Tenno that our people to-night found you, sitting in the rain. It is required that you shall speak to no one of your visits here, during the time of our lord’s august sojourn at Akamagaseki. Then, from the roadway, he heard the steps coming. O-Tei. Please continue--I look forward to every episode and story. / Tristan. But he perceived Hoichi sitting there, in the attitude of meditation–with the blood still oozing from his wounds. Before sunrise the priest came back. It was a hot night; and the blind man sought to cool himself on the verandah before his sleeping-room. Great as the pain was, he gave no cry. Or maybe you don’t do full-on horror, but enjoy a nice dark tale. He then wrote them down in English, adding his own unique style and began publishing books of his gathered observances and retellings. On dark nights thousands of ghostly fires hover about the beach, or flit above the waves,–pale lights which the fishermen call Oni-bi, or demon-fires; and, whenever the winds are up, a sound of great shouting comes from that sea, like a clamor of battle. One summer night the priest was called away, to perform a Buddhist service at the house of a dead parishioner; and he went there with his acolyte, leaving Hoichi alone in the temple. [citation needed] Hoichi is a young blind musician who plays the biwa. “Kaimon!” the samurai called,– and there was a sound of unbarring; and the twain passed on. I'm only a couple of episodes in and it has already become one of my favorite podcasts. The heavy footfalls receded along the verandah,–descended into the garden,–passed out to the roadway,–ceased. If you obey them again, after what has already occurred, they will tear you in pieces. The feet approached deliberately,–halted beside him. But the blind man held his breath, and sat motionless. [13:03] On the very next night, Hoichi was seen to leave the temple; and the servants immediately lighted their lanterns, and followed after him. Be read here for free local woman who tours around telling the story story... 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