It's funny that the village swordsman is a clown named Susano, and that there are a lot of straw donkeys cluttering up the landscape. Of course, you have to be familiar with the mythology of Amaterasu, the ancient Nipponese sun goddess, to know why that's funny... Enough, I'll just suggest you look it up. And Amaterasu as a wolf? Astonishing!
I had this game for about 2 hours before my wolf-loving daughter took it over. She solved the puzzles I solved in half the time, and has loped far ahead of me in the game.