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Japanese Fairy Tales

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The Black Forest is not the only place where fairies beguile and animals take human shape-the shadows of Mount Fuji boast their own impressive catalogue of accounts of the weird and the wonderful. From cautionary tales to ghostly visions, the fairy stories of Japan are characterized not only by the customary amount of fantasy but also by a welcome dose of mischievous fun. ...more
Hardcover, 60 pages
Published 1936 by The Peter Pauper Press
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Stumbled upon this little gem at a local second-hand book store.
Lovely and whimsical stories with alluring Japanese illustrations.
I especially loved the one with the old lady and her missing dumpling.
A lovely book with charming short fairy tales and beautiful artwork.
seemed unusual tales and messages to me fun, old fashioned
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Lafcadio Hearn [aka Koizumi Yakumo] was born in Lefkas, Greece. He was a son of an army doctor Charles Hearn from Ireland and a Greek woman Rosa Cassimati. After making remarkable works in America as a journalist, he went to Japan in 1890 as a journey report writer of a magazine. But as soon as he arrived in Yokohama, he quit the job because of a dissatisfaction with the contract. After that, he m ...more
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