In a wild variety of styles, ranging from cell animation and stop-motion to computer animation, the film offers many different approaches to the question of how to render 17th century Japanese poetry on film. A shortlist of the most interesting episodes: http://www.brnrd.net/blog/archive/2009/11/15/winter-days
I agree that the compilation is uneven, but I admire what in my judgment is the best of them very much. A few gave me a peak into Basho's distillation of late Autumn and Winter's overarching zen-ish tone. It includes some fresh technique as well as roving imaginations, and although some of the work was tepidly undistinguished or mistaking in style versus text, it should be seen by anyone interested in animation.