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Folktales from the Japanese Countryside Hiroko Fujita

Folktales from the Japanese Countryside

Hiroko Fujita

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ISBN : 9781591584889
Hardcover
196 pages
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From one of Japans most popular and respected storytellers, this collection introduces readers to more than 40 wonderous tales from rural Japan--many that have not previously been seen or heard--from animal tales and tales of supernatural beings toMoreFrom one of Japans most popular and respected storytellers, this collection introduces readers to more than 40 wonderous tales from rural Japan--many that have not previously been seen or heard--from animal tales and tales of supernatural beings to stories about village characters and priests and their apprentices. Its a fascinating assortment that will delight young listeners, intrigue older readers, and offer scholars new insights. Background on the country and Japanese culture, notes on the tales, a glossary, recipes, games and crafts, and color photos and illustrations enhance the collection. All levels.As in many countries, storytelling is a revered art in Japan, and traditional tales have been carefully preserved for centuries. Yet only a small portion of Japans tales has been shared with English-speaking audiences. From one of Japans most popular and respected storytellers, this collection introduces readers to more than 40 wondrous tales from rural Japan--stories that have not previously been seen or heard--from animal tales and tales of supernatural beings to stories about village characters and priests and their apprentices.