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Tales of Old Japan By A.B. Mitford
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This text about Japan was written by A.B. Mitford and originally published in 1871. Ever since its publication it has become a classic on Japanese history and culture. From the amazing story of the... More > Forty-Seven Ronin to an eyewitness account of Hara-Kiri (ritual Japanese suicide) this text covers many Japanese stories and traditions unknown to the West at that time. "The recent revolution in Japan has wrought changes social as well as political; and it may be that when, in addition to the advance which has already been made, railways and telegraphs shall have connected the principal points of the Land of Sunrise, the old Japanese, such as he was and had been for centuries when we found him eleven short years ago, will have become extinct. It has appeared to me that no better means could be chosen of preserving a record of a curious and fast disappearing civilization than the translation of some of the most interesting national legends and histories." -Tales of Old Japan 1871< Less
Folk Tales from Japan By Students' Academy
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The colorful land of Japan has very ancient tradition of folklore in their culture. Different islands had different folk heroes and brave men. There are thousands of prevailing folk tales in print... More > nowadays, but the Japanese used to write those tales on sacred manuscripts to give moral lessons to the society. The Japanese storytelling was oral at the beginning but with the advent of writing and reading they go wider audience. In this book I have presented some of the best Japanese folk tales for the people of all age groups. They will surely inform, educate, and entertain the prospective readers. They have their own flavor that is different from the folk tales from the other parts of the world. The care has been taken during translation to retain the real nectar of the original Japanese folk tales.< Less
Tales of Old Japan By Lord Redesdale
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Tales of Old Japan is an anthology of short stories, compiled by Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, Lord Redesdale, writing under the better known name of A.B. Mitford. These stories focus on the... More > varying aspects of Japanese life in centuries past. The book, which was written in 1871, is still regarded as an excellent introduction to Japanese literature and culture, by virtue of its ease of access and supplemental notes by the writer. Also included are the author's eyewitness accounts of a selection of Japanese rituals, ranging from the harakiri and marriage to a selection of sermons. This book had a lasting influence on the Western perception of Japanese history, culture and society, particularly because of just one widely known tale about samurai revenge.< Less
Spine Tingling Tales of Old Japan By Harold Wright, Jonatha Wright
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Japan has over two thousand years of ghosts, monsters and changlings of over one hundred different types. These original stories, based on many oral and written versions, were translated by Harold... More > Wright, professor emeritus of Japanese Language and Culture at Antioch College, and adapted by Harold and wife, Jonatha, specifically for storytelling. Included are seven stories ranging from spooky to terrifying.< Less
Spine Tingling Tales of Old Japan By Harold Wright, Jonatha Wright
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Japan has over two thousand years of ghosts, monsters and changlings of over one hundred different types. These original stories, based on many oral and written versions, were translated by Harold... More > Wright, professor emeritus of Japanese Language and Culture at Antioch College, and adapted by Harold and wife, Jonatha, specifically for storytelling. Included are seven stories ranging from spooky to terrifying.< Less
Tales from Japan - Illustrated Folk Tales, Fairy Tales and Mythology By Birgit Amadori
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This book is a collection of fourteen traditional tales that are well known throughout Japan. Gods and goddesses, brave heroes and beautiful princesses are the protagonists in these stories, and they... More > are accompanied by 15 colorful illustrations.< Less
This is not about cycling in Japan By James Gibney
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A ride from Melbourne to Brisbane. A tale of beer, a bike and a mid life crisis ride that has nothing to do with Japan at all.
This is not about cycling in Japan By James Gibney
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A ride from Melbourne to Brisbane. A tale of beer, a bike and a mid life crisis ride that has nothing to do with Japan at all.
Bedtime Stories From Japan By Story Teller
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These tales and legends have been collected from many sources. Some of them have been selected from the Ko-ji-ki , or Record of Ancient Matters, which contains the mythology of Japan. Many are told... More > 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 before this, and have appeared in this country in one form or another; others are probably new to the English public.< Less
Warriors of Old Japan and Other Stories By Yei Theodora Ozaki
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Warriors of Old Japan and Other Stories written by Yei Theodora Ozaki. AUTHOR OF THE JAPANESE FAIRY BOOK. ILLUSTRATED BY SHUSUI OKAKURA AND OTHER JAPANESE ARTISTS. Published by HOUGHTON MIFFLIN... More > COMPANY in 1909. Yei Theodora Ozaki was an early 20th century translator of Japanese short stories and fairy tales. Her translations were fairly liberal but have been popular, and were reprinted several times after her death. According to "A Biographical Sketch" by Mrs. Hugh Fraser, included in the introductory material to Warriors of old Japan, and other stories, Ozaki came from an unusual background. She was the daughter of Baron Ozaki, one of the first Japanese men to study in the West, and Bathia Catherine Morrison, daughter of William Morrison, one of their teachers. Her parents separated after five years of marriage, and her mother retained custody of their three daughters until they became teenagers. At that time, Yei was sent to live in Japan with her father, which she enjoyed.< Less