Japanese Folk Tales and Legends

Japanese Folk Tales and Legends

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Here are stories from the legendary past of Japan: gods and warriors, woodcutters and fishermen, wicked giants and beautiful princesses. Touches of mischief and humor abound, and a deep sense of the magic, ceremony, and the wonder of life.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 294.83g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • illustrated in black and white
  • 0192741403
  • 9780192741400

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Princesses setting tasks for suitors; woodcutters; giants; fairy children - figures from folk stories the world over, throng these pages. Here too are heroic stories from the medieval Japanese epic about the Heike clan, legends about the creation of Japan, and there are simpler stories like 'The Lucky Tea-kettle'. These lively, often humorous tales are also something of an insight into Japanese ideas. (Kirkus UK)show more

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42 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (16)
3 31% (13)
2 12% (5)
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