Established in 2016 (with its debut collection FW17), Kwaidan Editions reinterprets ghosts of the past to express the uncanny present — the strange times we live in. “Kwaidan” translates to “strange stories” in Japanese and alludes to the eponymous occult film by Masaki Kobayashi(1965). By synthesizing disparate cultural references and unusual materials, Kwaidan Editions evokes the uncanny, supernatural atmosphere of the film. (The film itself is named after Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, a collection of short stories published in 1904 by Lafcadio Hearn, an Irish-Greek writer who lived in Japan. 

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