Our story opens in 15th century Japan. The land has been ravaged by war, and many are left facing famine.
As Buddha said, human desires only lead to suffering.
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About Hungry Ghosts:
Lafcadio Hearn was a Victorian-era European writer who, in his book KWAIDAN: STORIES AND STUDIES OF STRANGE THINGS (the most famous of his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories), told a story of Isogai Heidazaemon Taketsura, a samurai who renounced his old life and became a wandering priest.
An adept warrior, Taketsura was more than a match for various supernatural threats such as goblins with detachable flying heads. HUNGRY GHOSTS is an expanded imagining of Taketsura’s story: a man of strength and lethal power seeking a more spiritual path, in the midst of post-war famine, Taketsura must face death, monsters, and of course ghosts – some of which are his own.