Folktales from the Japanese Countryside (World Folklore Series)

Folktales from the Japanese Countryside (World Folklore Series)


From one among Japan's most well liked and revered storytellers, this assortment introduces readers to greater than forty wonderous stories from rural Japan―many that experience no longer formerly been visible or heard―from animal stories and stories of supernatural beings to tales approximately village characters and clergymen and their apprentices. it is a attention-grabbing collection that might pride younger listeners, intrigue older readers, and provide students new insights. history at the nation and eastern tradition, notes at the stories, a word list, recipes, video games and crafts, and colour photographs and illustrations increase the gathering. All levels.

As in lots of international locations, storytelling is a respected paintings in Japan, and standard stories were rigorously preserved for hundreds of years. but just a small section of Japan's stories has been shared with English-speaking audiences. From certainly one of Japan's hottest and revered storytellers, this assortment introduces readers to greater than forty wondrous stories from rural Japan―stories that experience now not formerly been noticeable or heard―from animal stories and stories of supernatural beings to tales approximately village characters and monks and their apprentices.

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