Shin Momotarô (1909a)

Japan, 1909
35mm film, black and white
silent

A Japanese short fantasy film made by Yokota Shokai. It is the earliest known adaptation of the folk legend of Momotarô.

Plot Summary

Momotarô is conceived when his ageing parents eat a magic peach and are rejuvenated for one night of passion. He becomes a great hero of the Japanese people, slaying demons on his travels.

References

Books

  • Carnal Curses, Disfigured Dreams: Japanese Horror & Bizarre Cinema 1898-1949 by Kagami Jigoku Kobayashi p.9 – credits, synopsis