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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Without substantial familiarity with the original material, it’s difficult to determine how much of this is the stories themselves and how much is Ozaki’s doing, but I suspect the latter is more responsible. I first started text-only ebook called “Japanese Fairy Ozakj not “Book” that has 22 tales http: All this time, her letters were frequently misdelivered to the unrelated Japanese politician Yukio Ozakiand his to her.

Views Read Edit View history. When Momo is fifteen, his animal warriors are adult-sized, walk erect on hind legs. Refreshing to pick up every now and then.

Not sure whether it was the translation or something else, the stories seemed to have a lot of western influence. I’m not a fan of the bracket translations of common Japanese words, not only are they unhelpful maybe to a 21st century adult reader thoughI mean, Samurai?

Where I would have expected a plot twist, a turn of events, a dramatic conflict or a retardation of the narrative, mostly nothing came. The tales about the Dragon King of the Sea were my favorite.

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Along with these, there are rarer tales that one doesn’t usually see in other Japanese fairy tale collection, such as: For all the simple fun of the stories in this collection, I didn’t always feel that the moral message was clear in the stories. Like there is no true japnaese for the hero, there is also no penance or repercussion for their immoral and inhumane actions. When he opens the parting gift box, of course forbidden, time catches up and he dies.

Her parents separated after five years of marriage, and her mother retained custody of their three daughters until they became teenagers. This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. The structure though was relatively uncommon: The I read ebook without pictures, would be delightful extra, will search libraries.


Japanese Fairy Tales

In “The Fajry Hunter and the Skillful Fisher” we have “Mikoto” translated as “Augustness” yea, a kid would totally that almost every time. I liked them but because of the similarities I think I would have enjoyed it much more reading stories a day rather than all of them over 2 days. Almost all the stories have happy endings but not necessarily happy beginnings or These stories are great.

Ozaki gets tiny print on copyright page. Here are some of my findings: Many of the stories here are familiar with anyone even slightly interested in Japanese folklore. Oct 17, theovora altheeyb rated it really liked it Shelves: I read ebook without pictures, would be delightful extra, will search libraries.

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MP3 Download Download mp3 files for each chapter of this book in one zip file Then another old man goes to the demons to try and get his disfigurement removed, but ends up being a terrible dancer, so they give the other Old Man’s disfigurement to this man. Published in entitled the Japanese Fairy Bookthe title was changed in the edition to Japanese Fairy Tales. Almost all the stories have happy endings but not necessarily happy beginnings or middles and most of them are quite satisfying.

The good people are treated like bad people, then discovered to be magical lotus flowers of awesome sunbeam zen, while the bad peoples’ heels bleed and they get punched in the face by all the monkeys and rabbits and kind hearts. To ask other readers questions about Japanese Fairy Talesplease sign up.

Many of us are familiar with Grimm’s Fairy Tales, or children’s stories from France, England, China, India and Germany, but are less aware of similar folk tales and children’s stories from Japan.

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.

I actually knew two of these stories. Later she refused an arranged marriage, left her father’s house, and became a teacher and secretary to earn money. Mar 05, Gabrielle Lindsly rated it really liked it Shelves: It captures the Asian culture perfectly. Some of my family lived in Japan for a time and they brought back books for my siblings and I.


My overall rating and enjoyment was also influenced by the fact that 1 I tend to be overly critical of audio-books much more so than when I do the reading myself, 2 I have been In comparison to the Grimm Fairytales these stories almost seem to have no point or proper ending to them, with some just ending abruptly. Fairy tales — Japan.

Dec 01, An Odd1 rated it really liked thwodora Shelves: Every potential conflict dribbled away into nothing.

The building bricks were mostly the same: Once the crocodiles realize they have been tricked, they rip all of the hare’s hair out. On the contrary, ozki collection had a vast array of interesting tales but they are just fairy tales. Project Gutenberg offers 58, free ebooks to download.

Enjoy and Be Talew. Am reading yet anothe Re-reading these five, with drawings, raised my overall rating. The charming details in this story are indeed very interesting, as many of the architectural and cultural features of Japanese houses and traditions are provided in it. After three days he departs – fool! Am reading yet another collection on my Japahese “Warriors of Japan”. 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.

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Jun 26, Douglas Done rated it it was amazing. He had wished to escape from dying. Finally, a nicer fairy comes along and learns the hare’s story and says he will help the hare’s hair grow back if the hare promises not to trick people anymore. The King searches and finds Hashe safe in the forest.

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