Ancient Tales and Folklore of Japan

Richard Gordon SMITH (1858 - 1918)

Tales of Folklore are often of special interest. Anything may happen to ordinary mortals in the world painted by folklore. But it becomes even more interesting when you dive into folklore of places away from your own culture.

This volume is a collection of ancient Japanese tales. We hear of ordinary mortals interacting with the spirit world, sometimes to their benefit, sometimes to their doom, we hear of love and hate, and of war and peace. Some of the stories will be entirely new to most readers, some of them will be uncannily familiar. - Summary by Carolin

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Horror & Supernatural Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Stefan Von Blon
00:04:14
Play 01 The Golden Hairpin Lynda Marie Neilson
00:25:03
Play 02 The Spirit Of The Willow Tree Lynda Marie Neilson
00:16:34
Play 03 Ghost of the Violet Well David McKay
00:12:56
Play 04 Ghost Story of the Flute's Tomb David McKay
00:14:31
Play 05 A Haunted Temple in Inaba Province David McKay
00:13:57
Play 06 A Carp Gives a Lesson in Perseverance Lynda Marie Neilson
00:08:16
Play 07 Legends Told by a Fisherman on Lake Biwa, At Zeze realisticspeakers
00:15:19
Play 08 A Miraculous Sword Lynda Marie Neilson
00:12:46
Play 09 'The Procession of Ghosts' Lynda Marie Neilson
00:08:57
Play 10 A Faithful Servant melaniebjensen
00:08:22
Play 11 Prince Hosokawa's Most Valuable Title-Deeds Lynda Marie Neilson
00:08:22
Play 12 The Story of Kato Sayemon realisticspeakers
00:12:59
Play 13 Great Fire Caused by a Lady's Dress Maria Melodia Queri
00:10:13
Play 14 History of Awoto Fujitsuna Lynda Marie Neilson
00:06:05
Play 15 A Life Saved by a Spider and Two Doves Lynda Marie Neilson
00:11:43
Play 16 Murakami Yoshiteru's Faithfulness Lynda Marie Neilson
00:09:54
Play 17 A Story of Oki Islands Josh Kibbey
00:14:05
Play 18 Cape of the Woman's Sword Angelique G. Campbell
00:11:11
Play 19 How Yogodayu Won A Battle Lynda Marie Neilson
00:07:59
Play 20 The Isolated or Desolated Island realisticspeakers
00:11:27
Play 21 Chikubu Island, Lake Biwa Lynda Marie Neilson
00:12:05
Play 22 Reincarnation Angelique G. Campbell
00:07:08
Play 23 The Diving-Woman of Oiso Bay realisticspeakers
00:14:31
Play 24 Theft And Recovery of a Golden Kwannon realisticspeakers
00:10:32
Play 25 Saigyo Hoshi's Rock realisticspeakers
00:12:56
Play 26 How Masakuni Regained His Sight realisticspeakers
00:09:45
Play 27 Sagami Bay lcastleb1
00:09:17
Play 28 The King of Torijima Maria Melodia Queri
00:15:44
Play 29 The Perpetual Life-Giving Wine realisticspeakers
00:09:31
Play 30 The Hermit's Cave Rob Marland
00:09:29
Play 31 Yosoji's Camellia Tree Rob Marland
00:12:42
Play 32 Whales Vlad Amelchuck
00:10:24
Play 33 The Holy Cherry Tree of Musubi-no-Kami Temple Lynda Marie Neilson
00:16:12
Play 34 A Story of Mount Kanzanrei Vlad Amelchuck
00:12:48
Play 35 White Bone Mountain Angelique G. Campbell
00:13:14
Play 36 A Stormy Night's Tragedy Colleen McMahon
00:11:19
Play 37 The Kakemono Ghost of Aki Province Colleen McMahon
00:13:22
Play 38 White Saké Lynda Marie Neilson
00:13:07
Play 39 The Blind Beauty Lynda Marie Neilson
00:18:18
Play 40 The Secret of Iidamachi Pond Rob Marland
00:10:22
Play 41 The Spirit of Yenoki Lynda Marie Neilson
00:19:13
Play 42 The Spirit of the Lotus Lily Lynda Marie Neilson
00:15:11
Play 43 The Temple of the Awabi Lynda Marie Neilson
00:17:45
Play 44 Human Fireflies Rob Marland
00:08:26
Play 45 The Chrysanthemum Hermit realisticspeakers
00:06:11
Play 46 The Princess Peony Lynda Marie Neilson
00:14:18
Play 47 The Memorial Cherry Tree Lynda Marie Neilson
00:13:00
Play 48 The 'Jirohei' Cherry Tree, Kyoto David McKay
00:07:55
Play 49 The Snow Ghost realisticspeakers
00:09:28
Play 50 The Snow Tomb Maria Melodia Queri
00:10:52
Play 51 The Dragon-Shaped Plum Tree David McKay
00:11:08
Play 52 The Chessboard Cherry Tree David McKay
00:08:50
Play 53 The Precious Sword 'Natori no Hoto' Lynda Marie Neilson
00:10:32
Play 54 The White Serpent God Lynda Marie Neilson
00:12:36
Play 55 A Festival of the Awabi Fish Lynda Marie Neilson
00:11:11
Play 56 The Spirit of a Willow Tree Saves Family Honour Lynda Marie Neilson
00:12:56
Play 57 The Camphor Tree Tomb David McKay
00:15:42