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Japanese Legends and Folklore : Samurai Tales, Ghost Stories, Legends, Fairy Tales, Myths and Historical Accounts
by Mitford, A.B., and Foster, Michael Dylan (Foreword by)

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Japanese Legends and Folklore invites English speakers into the intriguing world of Japanese folktales, ghost stories and historical eyewitness accounts. With a fascinating selection of stories about Japanese culture and history, A.B. Mitford-who lived and worked in Japan as a British diplomat-presents a broad cross section of tales from many Japanese sources. Discover more about practically every aspect of Japanese life-from myths and legends to society and religion. This book features 30 fascinating Japanese stories, including: The Forty-Seven Ronin-the famous, epic tale of a loyal band of Samurai warriors who pay the ultimate price for avenging the honor of their fallen master. The Tongue-Cut Sparrow-a good-hearted old man is richly rewarded when he begs forgiveness from a sparrow who is injured by his spiteful, greedy wife. The Adventures of Little Peach Boy-a tale familiar to generations of Japanese children, a small boy born from a peach is adopted by a kindly childless couple. Japanese Sermons-a selection of sermons written by a priest belonging to the Shingaku sect, which combines Buddhist, Shinto and Confucian teachings. An Account of Hara-Kiri-Mitford's dramatic first person account of a ritual Samurai suicide, the first time it had been reported in English. Thirty-one reproductions of woodblock prints bring the classic tales and essays to life. These influential stories helped shape the West's understanding of Japanese culture. A new foreword by Professor Michael Dylan Foster sheds light on the book's importance as a groundbreaking work of Japanese folklore, literature and history.

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Japanese Legends and Folklore: Samurai Tales, Ghost Stories, Legends, Fairy Tales, Myths and Historical AccountsJapanese Legends and Folklore: Samurai Tales, Ghost Stories, Legends, Fairy Tales, Myths and Historical Accounts (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 2019
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Price: $9.49
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Japanese Legends and Folklore: Samurai Tales, Ghost Stories, Legends, Fairy Tales, Myths and Historical Accounts (Paperback Or Softback)Japanese Legends and Folklore: Samurai Tales, Ghost Stories, Legends, Fairy Tales, Myths and Historical Accounts (Paperback Or Softback) (Paperback or Softback)
Pub. Date: 3/5/2019
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Price: $12.72
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Overview

Japanese Legends and Folklore invites English speakers into the intriguing world of Japanese folktales, ghost stories and historical eyewitness accounts. With a fascinating selection of stories about Japanese culture and history, A.B. Mitford-who lived and worked in Japan as a British diplomat-presents a broad cross section of tales from many Japanese sources. Discover more about practically every aspect of Japanese life-from myths and legends to society and religion. This book features 30 fascinating Japanese stories, including: The Forty-Seven Ronin-the famous, epic tale of a loyal band of Samurai warriors who pay the ultimate price for avenging the honor of their fallen master. The Tongue-Cut Sparrow-a good-hearted old man is richly rewarded when he begs forgiveness from a sparrow who is injured by his spiteful, greedy wife. The Adventures of Little Peach Boy-a tale familiar to generations of Japanese children, a small boy born from a peach is adopted by a kindly childless couple. Japanese Sermons-a selection of sermons written by a priest belonging to the Shingaku sect, which combines Buddhist, Shinto and Confucian teachings. An Account of Hara-Kiri-Mitford's dramatic first person account of a ritual Samurai suicide, the first time it had been reported in English. Thirty-one reproductions of woodblock prints bring the classic tales and essays to life. These influential stories helped shape the West's understanding of Japanese culture. A new foreword by Professor Michael Dylan Foster sheds light on the book's importance as a groundbreaking work of Japanese folklore, literature and history.

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  • PID: 15350375857
  • ISBN-13: 9784805315019
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Seller: Alibris
    Condition: New.
    Notes: 320 p. 31 b&w woodblock prints; 30 stories.