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These charming Japanese Fairy Tales were translated by Yei Theodora Ozaki in Although taken from actual Japanese folk stories, these Westernized. A collection of traditional fables and folktales. Twenty-two charming Japanese Fairy Tales, selected and translated by Yei Theodora Ozaki, including ” My. : Japanese Fairy Tales (Tuttle Classics) (): Yei Theodora Ozaki: Books.

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I feel the details of each are carefully preserved here, along with somewhat unnecessary amount of violence that seems to be present in old tales.

Japanese Fairy Tales

Later she refused an arranged marriage, left her father’s house, and became a teacher and secretary to earn money. All this time, her letters were frequently ozak to the unrelated Japanese politician Yukio Ozakiand his to her. Avoid punctuation except as indicated below:.

Hugh Fraser, included in the introductory material to Warriors of old Japan, and other stories, Ozaki came from an unusual background. Published May 15th by Tuttle Publishing first published January ozakj For me, the best story was “The Bamboo Cutter. Published in entitled the Japanese Fairy Bookthe title was changed in the edition to Japanese Fairy Tales. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Japan portal Biography portal. Apr 12, Paquita Maria Sanchez rated it liked it Shelves: Ozaki gets tiny print on copyright page.

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I think this book is very enjoyable. More people should read fairy tales.

These stories are great. After my shortly developed boredom came irritation. Many of the stories here are familiar with anyone even fiary interested in Japanese folklore. English translation of 22 tales include ghouls, goblins and ogres; sea serpents and sea kings; kindly animals and magic birds; demons and dragons; princes and princesses.

The I read ebook without pictures, would be delightful extra, will search libraries.


It was an interesting read, but I found that the fairy tales started to feel similar after a while and I got less interested in continuing the book.

Refresh and try again. In comparison to the Grimm Fairytales these stories almost seem to have no point or proper ending to them, with some just ending abruptly.

Similar Books Readers also downloaded…. Her full bio shows influences of two countries, Japan and England, depending where born, educated, married twice. Yei Theodora Ozaki was an early 20th century translator of Japanese short stories and fairy tales. Search Latest Terms of Use Donate?

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Japanese fairy tales, what’s not to like? The structure though was relatively uncommon: He had come to the land of Perpetual Life with great relief and joy, only to find that the inhabitants themselves, doomed never to die, would consider it bliss to find death. And for my taste too many of those grand idols display capricious malice and are rewarded for it.

When Momo is fifteen, his animal warriors are adult-sized, walk erect on hind legs.

This book contains many different Japanese fairy tales and I have not read all of them, but I have read a couple. Where I would have expected a plot twist, a talss of events, a dramatic conflict or a retardation of the narrative, mostly nothing came.

As a child I was never too keen on classic fairy tales. Over shoulder, Pheasant, like others, has treasure from cannibal Demon King devils.

She worked as a secretary and spent much of her spare time collecting traditional Japanese stories. I guess what this book gave me was kind of an awakening into Japanese culture, somewhat. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.

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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The more fairy tales I read, the more I see in common between different nations I listened to these tales while working out, and they were really entertaining. Nov theododa, Sonja Arlow rated it it was ok Shelves: Here are some of my findings: Written in a simple and straightforward childish tone that both adult and children can ffairy.


This article related to women’s history is a stub. This book is cool! The stories generally fall into two possible paths. My Lord Bag of Rice — The tongue-cut sparrow — The story of Urashima Taro, the fisher lad — The farmer and the badger — The “shinansha,” or the south pointing carriage — The adventures of Kintaro, the golden boy — The story of princess Hase — The story of the ozaik who did not wish to die — The bamboo-cutter and the moon-child — The mirror of Matsuyama — The goblin of Adachigahara — The sagacious monkey and the boar — The happy hunter and the skillful fisher — The story of the old man who made withered trees to flower — The jelly fish and the monkey — The quarrel of the monkey and the crab — The white hare and the crocodiles — The story of Prince Yamato Take — Momotaro, or the story of tei son of a peach — The ogre of Rashomon — Japnese an old man lost his wen — The stones of five colours and the Empress Jokwa.

Without substantial familiarity with the original material, it’s difficult to determine how much of this is the stories fales and how much is Ozaki’s doing, but I suspect the latter is more responsible. The others are about people or animals who do wicked things and then receive their just deserts.