Tuttle Publishing (August 21, 2018)Language:
English Product Dimensions:
5.1 x 8 inchesJapanese Folktales
is the most complete
collection of Japanese folk stories available in English. It introduces the reader to the enchanting world of Japanese ghouls, goblins, ogres, sea kings, magical birds, dragons and of course, Momotaro, the lovable Peach Boy.
Japanese folklore is richly imaginative and the 22 classic stories presented here are some of the most popular tales ever told. Each story transports the reader to a realm of magical kingdoms, mysterious beings and mythical lands including:
- The story of goldfish dancers and carp musicians who entertain a brave warrior
- The tale of a lonely girl whose life is changed by a shining disc left by her mother
- The explanation of how the jellyfish lost its bones
- And the adventures of a boy born from a peach that washes up on a riverbank
These well-loved folk tales are sure to delight readers young and old while introducing them to Japan's vivid fantasy tradition.