Japanese Fairy Tales


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(4.6 stars; 68 reviews)

First published in 1908, this is a book of "beautiful legends and fairy tales of Japan" that were collected, translated and retold by the author, Yei Theodora Ozaki, who states: "...in telling them I have also found that they were still unknown to the vast majority, and this has encouraged me to write them for the children of the West." In part, the project was the result of a suggestion made by her friend Andrew Lang, another collector of fairy stories, who printed his stories in the many Colored Fairy Books. (Summary by not.a.moose) (7 hr 35 min)

Chapters

Preface 3:15 Read by Scott Robbins
My Lord Bag of Rice 16:00 Read by John Rose
The Tongue-Cut Sparrow 21:08 Read by Wina Hathaway
The Story of Urashima Taro, The Fisher Lad 24:51 Read by Wina Hathaway
The Farmer and the Badger 15:57 Read by Eliza Horne
The "Shinansha," or The South Pointing Carriage 8:00 Read by Scott Robbins
The Adventures of Kintaro, The Golden Boy 18:53 Read by Jonathan Feldman
The Story of Princess Hase 20:44 Read by Wina Hathaway
The Story of the Man Who Did Not Wish to Die 17:25 Read by Michael Rhys
The Bamboo-Cutter and the Moon-Child 36:26 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
The Mirror of Matsuyama 34:48 Read by Clarke Bell
The Goblin of Adachigahara 10:52 Read by Scott Robbins
The Sagacious Monkey and the Boar 5:56 Read by Gesine
The Happy Hunter and the Skillful Fisher 40:03 Read by Scott Robbins
The Story of the Old Man Who Made Withered Trees to Flower 18:01 Read by Carol Goode
The Jelly Fish and the Monkey 20:16 Read by Scott Robbins
The Quarrel of the Monkey and the Crab 18:01 Read by Scott Robbins
The White Hare and the Crocodiles 14:22 Read by Scott Robbins
The Story of Prince Yamato Take 33:36 Read by Scott Robbins
Momotaro, or The Story of the Son of a Peach 27:49 Read by Scott Robbins
The Ogre of Rashomon 14:05 Read by Scott Robbins
How an Old Man Lost his Wen 14:28 Read by Scott Robbins
The Stones of Five Colors and The Empress Jokwa 20:47 Read by Scott Robbins

Reviews

great fun


(4 stars)

Fun and interesting folk tales of Japan, well read by multiple readers. A very enjoyable collection.

it was good


(5 stars)

it was good

very interesting book


(5 stars)

as an anime guy, I always wanted to learn japanese folklore, and japanese mythology. this is the perfect one.

Good Read


(5 stars)

Beautiful stories of old Japan. They were all very interesting and well read. I enjoyed this book very much.

Perfect!


(5 stars)

Awesome readers, great pronunciation of Japanese names, good quality audio. Everything you could ask for. Thank you!

Good


(4 stars)

I love the stories! My mom read the book to us when we were eating lunch!!

great stories!


(5 stars)

Well read, these stories are delightful and inspiring for young and old. Interesting.

it was great


(5 stars)

it was great