Folktales of Japan: Collection of 38 Japanese folktales

March 5, 2020 - Comment

These tales and legends have been collected from many sources, which contains the mythology of Japan. Many are told from memory, being relics of childish days, originally heard from the lips of a school-fellow or a nurse. Certain of them, again, form favourite subjects for representation upon the Japanese stage. A number of the stories

These tales and legends have been collected from many sources, which contains the mythology of Japan. Many are told from memory, being relics of childish days, originally heard from the lips of a school-fellow or a nurse. Certain of them, again, form favourite subjects for representation upon the Japanese stage. A number of the stories now gathered together have been translated into English long ere this, and have appeared in this country in one form or another, others are probably new to an English public. This book includes such stories as: Green Willow The Flute The Tea-Kettle The Peony Lantern The Sea King and the Magic Jewel The Good Thunder The Black Bowl The Star Lovers Horaizan Reflections The Story of Susa The Impetuous The Wind in the Pine Tree Flower of the Peony The Mallet The Bell of Dojoji The Maiden of Unai The Robe of Feathers The Singing Bird of Heaven The Cold Lady The Fire Quest A Legend of Kwannon The Espousal of the Rat’s Daughter The Land of Yomi The Spring Lover and the Autumn Lover The Strange Story of the Golden Comb The Jelly-Fish takes a Journey Urashima Tamamo The Fox Maiden Momotaro The Matsuyama Mirror Broken Images The Tongue-cut Sparrow The Nurse The Beautiful Dancer of Yedo Hana-Saka-Jiji The Moon Maiden Karma The Sad Story of the Yaoya’s Daughter