Based on Lafcadio Hearn's collection of folk tales, Kwaidan is quiet and fairy tale-like, whose strengths lie not only in the calm suspense, but also in the expressionist visuals that add to the sense of otherworldliness. Kwaidan definitely belongs to the wide horror genre spectrum, although because of the folklore background, it may not be intended to scare you shitless, but to exude creepy supernatural atmosphere.
I adored it, quite a staggering achievement. The Woman in the Snow and Hoichi the Earless are certainly the two best, but the more I think about Black Hair the more I like it, In a Cup of Tea was good but that ending was slightly unfortunate, but again, the more I think about it the more I like it. Visuals are sublime, a great film.