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Tales of Old Japan

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Tales of Old Japan by Lord Redesdale is a collection of short stories focusing on Japanese life of the Edo period (1803 - 1868). It contains a number of classic Japanese stories, fairy tales, and other folklore; as well as Japanese sermons and non-fiction pieces on special ceremonies in Japanese life, such as marriage and harakiri, as observed by Lord Redesdale. The best know story of these is "The Forty-seven Ronins" a true account of samurai revenge as it happened at the beginning of 18th century Japan.

Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, 1st Baron Redesdale (1837 - 1916) was a British diplomat, collector and writer. He worked in Japan as second secretary to the British Legation at the time of the Meiji Restoration. He wrote Tales of Old Japan in 1871. (13 hr 40 min)

Chapters

Preface

4:26

Read by Availle

The Forty-Seven Ronins, part 1

29:02

Read by Availle

The Forty-Seven Ronins, part 2

31:36

Read by Availle

The Loves of Gompachi and Komurasaki, part 1

18:57

Read by Some Old Bird

The Loves of Gompachi and Komurasaki, part 2

33:17

Read by Viridian

Kazuma's Revenge

40:17

Read by Caroline Driggs

Story of the Otokodate of Yedo, part 1

25:29

Read by Availle

Story of the Otokodate of Yedo, part 2

27:57

Read by Availle

Story of the Otokodate of Yedo, part 3

28:36

Read by Availle

Story of the Otokodate of Yedo, part 4

23:29

Read by Availle

Story of the Otokodate of Yedo, part 5

30:14

Read by Availle

The Wonderful Adventures of Funakoshi Jiuyemon, part 1

29:33

Read by C. L. W. Rollins

The Wonderful Adventures of Funakoshi Jiuyemon, part 2

28:34

Read by C. L. W. Rollins

The Eta Maiden and the Hatamoto, part 1

26:25

Read by Viridian

The Eta Maiden and the Hatamoto, part 2

26:19

Read by Viridian

Fairy Tales

1:34

Read by bish

The Tongue Cut Sparrow

4:13

Read by bish

The Accomplished and Lucky Teakettle

3:09

Read by Stephanie Lee

The Crackling Mountain

4:20

Read by Stephanie Lee

The Story of the Old Man Who Made Withered Trees to Blossom

6:02

Read by Amy Gramour

The Battle of the Ape and the Crab

3:58

Read by Kalynda

The Adventures of Little Peachling

4:30

Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet

The Foxes' Wedding

3:29

Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet

The History of Sataka Kintoki

4:12

Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet

The Elves and the Envious Neighbor

2:54

Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet

The Ghost of Sakura, part 1

22:19

Read by Viglione

The Ghost of Sakura, part 2

24:35

Read by Viglione

The Ghost of Sakura, part 3

26:16

Read by Viglione

The Ghost of Sakura, part 4

12:39

Read by Viglione

How Tajima Shume was Tormented by a Devil of his Own Creation

10:52

Read by JenniferW

Concerning Certain Superstitions

2:28

Read by bish

The Vampire Cat of Nabeshima

14:23

Read by Stephanie Lee

The Story of the Faithful Cat

3:36

Read by bish

How a Man was Bewitched and had His Head Shaved by the Foxes

11:15

Read by Amy Gramour

The Grateful Foxes

11:27

Read by Caroline Driggs

The Badger's Money

8:33

Read by Stephanie Lee

The Prince and the Badger

6:35

Read by Kalynda

Japanese Sermons

15:51

Read by A. J. Carroll

Sermon I

25:28

Read by A. J. Carroll

Sermon II

25:51

Read by A. J. Carroll

Sermon III

22:51

Read by A. J. Carroll

Appendix A: An Account of the Hara-Kiri, part 1

34:51

Read by Availle

Appendix A: An Account of the Hara-Kiri, part 2

33:35

Read by Availle

Appendix A: An Account of the Hara-Kiri, part 3

22:06

Read by Availle

Appendix B: The Marriage Ceremony

24:46

Read by Bellona Times

Appendix B: On the Birth and Bearing of Children

12:14

Read by Joyce Couch

Appendix B: Funeral Rites

5:24

Read by Martin Gradwell

Bewertungen

Stories read by Availle:

(5 Sterne)

I have trouble paying attention to the stories because her voice is so soothing and beautiful...

(5 Sterne)

The reader's voice is so soothing and beautiful... I agree with you avaville lover. Andy and the person who wrote the one under mine is sooooo wrong! The names are perfect!!!!!

Tales of Old Japan

(5 Sterne)

A wonderful text filled with many interesting short stories and insights on Japan. Written shortly after Japan opened up to the world.

nice change of pace

(5 Sterne)

I usually listen to horror and suspense, this still has those elements but it feels different. Many thanks to the readers!

(3 Sterne)

glad I listened to these well narrated tales but it was the stories that were not as dynamic and interesting as I had hoped

(5 Sterne)

a much loved collection of tales. factual as well...for the most part. I love her voice and accent. pronunciation of names is unmatched.

Amazing!

(5 Sterne)

I just looooove Japan! I hope you guys could post more english-translation of some horror novels, too! (???)

tales and ceremonies of old Japan

(5 Sterne)

Entertain a philosophical story's with detailed descriptions of traditional ceremonial events