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Folktales from the Japanese Countryside

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From one of Japan's 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. It's a fascinating assortment that will delight young lis ...more
Hardcover, 196 pages
Published November 30th 2007 by Libraries Unlimited
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Oct 12, 2014 rated it really liked it

Folktales form the Japanese Countryside is a great non-European traditional literature text. The stories are told by Hiroko Fujita and there is history on oral story telling in Japan, as well as a map of Japan. There are stories of animals, village people, priests and apprentices, strange happenings, yamanbas, supernatural creatures and food, games and crafts. One story, about birds who got to choose their feather colors, featured a seven day time window for recoloring. Seven is a number often u
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