Yami Shibai - Japanese Ghost Stories s05e03
Titre original : The Crow Children
A girl named Sae and her mother are going to see her grandmother who lives in the countryside for the first time. As they walk through a field of sunflowers, they walk past a group of boys who say the Crow Lady's coming to take them away. Confused, Sae and her mother come across an old woman wearing a veil. When Sae greets her, the old woman greets back in a slow voice, then walks by without another word and into a house covered in branches. Soon, the two reach grandma's house. While the daughter plays in the yard, the mother talks to her grandmother, recounting old memories. Sae suddenly looks up upon hearing the sound of a crow cawing... When Sae's mother and grandmother look in the yard, they find her gone. Sae's mother looks for her, and that's when she hears her cries coming from the house covered in branches, only now a murder of crows are perched on the roof. In the yard, Sae is greeted by the old woman from before, who heard her crying, the result of her climbing a tree, only to fall. Sae's mother suddenly arrives and apologizes for her daughter trespassing. On their way home, Sae's mother asks her why she was in the old woman's yard to which her daughter replies, "Because they looked like they were having fun." Sae's mother gets an uneasy feeling when she then says, "I wanted to join them." In the girl's eyes, there are no crows, but human children perched on the house, the tree and the fence. As Sae waves to them goodbye, her mother drags her off. The old woman warns her as the murder of crows flies away, "Don't you let go of her hand, now. Children wander off before you know it."