Author(s): Yei Theodora Ozaki (Compiled by); Lucy Fraser (Foreword by)
Fairytales, Myths and Legends
Be transported to a realm of magical kingdoms, mysterious beings and mythical lands.
Japanese Folktales is the most complete collection of Japanese stories in English. It introduces readers to the enchanting world of ghouls, goblins, ogres, sea kings, magical birds, dragons and of course, Momotaro, the lovable Peach Boy.
Japanese folklore is richly imaginative and the 22 classic stories presented here are some of the most popular tales ever told, including:
- The story of goldfish dancers and carp musicians who entertain a brave warrior
- The tale of a lonely girl whose life is changed by a shining disc left by her mother
- The explanation of how the jellyfish lost its bones
- The adventures of a boy born from a peach that washes up on a riverbank
These well-loved folktales are sure to delight readers young and old, while introducing them to vivid world of Japanese myths and legends.