The Spider’s Thread
We bring you works by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, one of Japan’s foremost authors. In this episode, we present "The Spider’s Thread." The protagonist, Kandata, is suffering the tortures of hell. Then a spider's thread appears in front of him, hanging down from paradise. As he clings to the thread and begins to climb up to paradise, many other sinners try to follow suit. (This program was broadcast on December 28, 2019.)