In my countrypeople say that fear has big eyes but in that case we can equally say that it has slanting ones as well . Kwaidan then is an interesting collection ofJapanweirdstoriesillustratedwith drawingsof ghosts , demons and other unusual creatures typical of Japan folklore and myth .
Written by Lafcadio Hearn , Japanese by choice and avocation , intimes when eyes of the Japanese peoplewere turned mainly to the West and the inhabitants of the land of the rising sun seemed to feel only contempt to own folk cultural heritage . For lovers of Japan culture and spine - chillers it is requiredreading . Stories are thrilling , hideous, sometimes touchingbut most of all highly atmospheric- just in time for a long autumn evening.