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Folktales from the Japanese Countryside

Author : Hiroko Fujita
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From one of Japan's most popular and respected storytellers, more than 40 traditional Japanese stories--animal tales, tales of supernatural beings, stories about village characters and priests and their apprentices, and more.

More Japanese Children s Favorite Stories

Author : Florence Sakade
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This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture. In sixteen entertaining stories, you'll meet a delicate princess, a flying farmer, and a dragon along with many other characters who will thrill, charm, and delight your children. Each story contains a shushin, or moral that will teach your child about respecting and helping others. Through imaginative, enchanting tales, More Japanese Children's Favorite Stories brings all the flavor and wonder of Japan to a new generation of English-speaking readers. This 60th Anniversary Tuttle edition is proof that good stories never wear out. Florence Sakade, a pioneer of English-language publishing in Japan, has compiled so many enchanting stories that readers will have a difficult time deciding which is their favorite. The lively illustrations by Yoshio Hayashi are a visual treat that readers of all ages will enjoy! His dazzling watercolors bring to life the fascinating tales of magic mortar, rolling rice cakes, and red elves, among many others. They paint a wonderful portrait of the Japanese countryside, with its steep mountains and verdant hills. This treasure trove of Japanese stories shines on every page and is sure to captivate your family as it has so many others over the years. The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Favorite Children's Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Korean Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories.

Mountain Witches

Author : Noriko T. Reider
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Mountain Witches is a comprehensive guide to the complex figure of yamauba—female yōkai often translated as mountain witches, who are commonly described as tall, enigmatic women with long hair, piercing eyes, and large mouths that open from ear to ear and who live in the mountains—and the evolution of their roles and significance in Japanese culture and society from the premodern era to the present. In recent years yamauba have attracted much attention among scholars of women’s literature as women unconstrained by conformative norms or social expectations, but this is the first book to demonstrate how these figures contribute to folklore, Japanese studies, cultural studies, and gender studies. Situating the yamauba within the construct of yōkai and archetypes, Noriko T. Reider investigates the yamauba attributes through the examination of narratives including folktales, literary works, legends, modern fiction, manga, and anime. She traces the lineage of a yamauba image from the seventh-century text Kojiki to the streets of Shibuya, Tokyo, and explores its emergence as well as its various, often conflicting, characteristics. Reider also examines the adaptation and re-creation of the prototype in diverse media such as modern fiction, film, manga, anime, and fashion in relation to the changing status of women in Japanese society. Offering a comprehensive overview of the development of the yamauba as a literary and mythic trope, Mountain Witches is a study of an archetype that endures in Japanese media and folklore. It will be valuable to students, scholars, and the general reader interested in folklore, Japanese literature, demonology, history, anthropology, cultural studies, gender studies, and the visual and performing arts.

Lotus

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Studies in Japanese Folklore

Author : Richard Mercer Dorson
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The Elementary School Library Collection Phases 1 2 3

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Lao Folktales

Author : Wayuphā Thotsa
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A wealth of traditional tales from the Lao peoples, within Laos and beyond.

Polish Folktales and Folklore

Author : Anne Pellowski
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More than 50 traditional Polish tales range from the charming to the thought-provoking, and are accompanied by story notes, cultural and historical background, recipes, games and activities, photos and illustrations.

Japan

Author : Ivan I. Morris
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Momotarou and the Birth of Japanese Folktale Analysis

Author : Gabriel Anthony Sylvian
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MultiCultural Review

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Folk Legends from Tono

Author : Yanagita Kunio
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Folk Legends from Tono takes readers on a magical tour through the psychic landscape of the Japanese spirit world that was a part of its oral folk tradition for centuries. Morse s insightful interpretation of the tales, his rich cultural annotations, and the evocative original illustrations make this book unforgettable."

Folklore Series

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Indian and Japanese Folklore

Author : Ramesh Mathur
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Princess Peacock

Author : Zheng Chunde
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Presents more than fifty folk tales from China's ethnic minorities, organizing the stories by such categories as magic, love, romance, and animals, with background and cultural information about each ethnic group.

The Singing Top

Author : Margaret Read MacDonald
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Presents more than fifty traditional stories from the Malay Peninsula in southeastern Asia, grouping the tales by region and into such categories as legends, myths, animals, humor, magic, and tricksters, with general information about the history and culture of the region.

A Storytellers Guide to Asian Folktales

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Children s Catalog

Author : Fidell, Estelle A., 1913- ed
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The 1st ed. includes an index to v. 28-36 of St. Nicholas.

The Magic Listening Cap

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A collection of fourteen tales from Japan representing universal folk themes.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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