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On his way to the capital, a wandering monk arrives in the small hamlet of Ikuta looking for a legendary monument known as the Seeker’s Mound. When he gets no hint to its whereabouts after asking the local women, he heads to the river, only to be approached by a mysterious solitary maiden claiming to know the place well. After leading the monk to the mound, she begins to tell him its tragic tale and that of the beautiful Maid of Unai who lays buried there...
While two monks are on a pilgrimage to Kumano, they seek shelter for the evening at a young woman's house. That night, as they sleep their hostess sneaks into their room and, enamored with the younger of the pair, attempts to seduce him. Desperate to escape her persistent advances, he refuses her promising to seek her out on his return; but unable to contain her burning passion, the woman chases after him. Fleeing for his life, the young monk seeks shelter from his stalker’s demonic aura in the Dojoji Temple, but can the sacred bell and other priests protect him from the insanity of his possessed admirer?
Aside from both of these being short puppet stop-motion animations from Kihachiro Kawamoto, both of these are traditional supernatural tales based around obsessive love. If you enjoyed one, you'll likely enjoy the other.