Based on Akutagawa Ryunosuke's short story The Devil and Tobacco (1916), the film introduces a curious account of the devil's introduction to Japan with St. Xavier in 1549, and how the devil transformed himself into an octopus (or devil fish) to eventually oppress Japanese Christians in the 17th century.

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Filmmaker
Araki Yu
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Japan, Greece
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
16’
Language
Japanese
Producer
Ishikawa Yasuharu
Production Company
Ishikawa Foundation
Sales
Araki Yu
Cinematography
Araki Yu
Editor
Araki Yu
Music
Kevin Macleod
Cast
Peter Naoki Hamaguchi, Elias Tsolis, Yamashita Toru, Terasaki Taiki, Kosaku Oka