Ancient Tales and Folklore of Japan

Ancient Tales and Folklore of Japan
Author: Richard Gordon Smith
Publsiher: Arcturus Publishing
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2024-05-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781398847132

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This enthralling collection brings together over 50 ancient tales from Japanese folklore, gathered and retold by 19th century traveler and naturalist Richard Gordon Smith. During his journeys around Japan, Smith recorded ancient Japanese myths and legends in his personal diaries. The result is a fascinating collection of historical legends from all over Japan, with themes including ghosts, unrequited love, Shinto landscape, tree and ocean spirits, samurai culture and tales driven by Bushido and Buddhist ethics. Gordon Smith's writing combines a realist style with supernatural elements, resulting in an anthology of 'magic realist' tales which will bewitch and captivate readers. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus World Mythology series brings together captivating retellings of myths and legends from different oral traditions, from Greek and Roman to Norse and Native American, offering rich insight into their cultures and beliefs.

Ancient Tales And Folk Lore of Japan

Ancient Tales And Folk Lore of Japan
Author: Richard Gordon Smith
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 360
Release: 1908
Genre: Folk literature, Japanese
ISBN: 9781465579973

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Ancient Tales and Folk lore of Japan

Ancient Tales and Folk lore of Japan
Author: Richard Gordon Smith
Publsiher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2021-01-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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This is a collection of 57 historical legends and folktales from Japan. Nearly all of them are set in a well-defined time and place, instead of 'once upon a time.' Themes include ghosts; unrequited love across social boundaries; Shinto landscape, tree and ocean spirits; and tales driven by Bushido and Buddhist ethics. Chapters include: The Golden Hairpin; The Spirit Of The Willow Tree; Ghost Of The Violet Well; How Yogodayu Won A Battle, and many more.

Ancient Tales and Folk lore of Japan

Ancient Tales and Folk lore of Japan
Author: Richard Gordon Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2008
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:893741347

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Ancient Tales and Folklore of Japan

Ancient Tales and Folklore of Japan
Author: Richard Gordon Smith
Publsiher: Literary Licensing, LLC
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2014-03-29
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1497823307

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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1918 Edition.

Ancient Tales and Folk lore of Japan

Ancient Tales and Folk lore of Japan
Author: Richard Gordon Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-08-24
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1975638891

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Ancient Tales and Folk-Lore of Japan

Japanese Tales

Japanese Tales
Author: Royall Tyler
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-08-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307784063

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Two hundred and twenty tales from medieval Japan—tales that welcome us into a fabulous faraway world populated by saints, scoundrels, ghosts, magical healers, and a vast assortment of deities and demons. Stories of miracles, visions of hell, jokes, fables, and legends, these tales reflect the Japanese civilization. They ably balance the lyrical and the dramatic, the ribald and the profound, offering a window into a long-vanished culture. With black-and-white illustrations throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Ancient Tales in Modern Japan

Ancient Tales in Modern Japan
Author: Fanny Hagin Mayer
Publsiher: Indiana University Press (Ips)
Total Pages: 390
Release: 1985-04-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: UOM:39015011251538

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Ancient Tales in Modern Japan makes available for the first time in English a unique collection of Japanese folk tales. More than half of these tales have never before been translated. Fanny Hagin Mayer, a pioneer Western scholar in the field of Japanese folklore, has selected 347 folk tales from the standard Japanese reference work, the Meii. Ninety early collectors from throughout Japan, among them key figures such as Sasaki Kizen and Iwakura Ichiro, furnished tales for this selection. This remarkable anthology presents a vivid picture of centuries of Japanese folk culture. Ancient Tales in Modern Japan is an essential work for students of folklore and Japanese culture.