Japanese Fairy Tales

Yei Theodora OZAKI (1871 - 1932)

First published in 1908, this is a book of "beautiful legends and fairy tales of Japan" that were collected, translated and retold by the author, Yei Theodora Ozaki, who states: "...in telling them I have also found that they were still unknown to the vast majority, and this has encouraged me to write them for the children of the West." In part, the project was the result of a suggestion made by her friend Andrew Lang, another collector of fairy stories, who printed his stories in the many Colored Fairy Books. (Summary by not.a.moose)

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Scott Robbins
00:03:15
Play 01 My Lord Bag of Rice John Rose
00:16:00
Play 02 The Tongue-Cut Sparrow Wina Hathaway
00:21:08
Play 03 The Story of Urashima Taro, The Fisher Lad Wina Hathaway
00:24:51
Play 04 The Farmer and the Badger Eliza Horne
00:15:57
Play 05 The "Shinansha," or The South Pointing Carriage Scott Robbins
00:08:00
Play 06 The Adventures of Kintaro, The Golden Boy Jonathan Feldman
00:18:53
Play 07 The Story of Princess Hase Wina Hathaway
00:20:44
Play 08 The Story of the Man Who Did Not Wish to Die Michael Rhys
00:17:25
Play 09 The Bamboo-Cutter and the Moon-Child Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:36:26
Play 10 The Mirror of Maysuyama Clarke Bell
00:34:48
Play 11 The Goblin of Adachigahara Scott Robbins
00:10:52
Play 12 The Sagacious Monkey and the Boar Gesine
00:05:56
Play 13 The Happy Hunter and the Skillful Fisher Scott Robbins
00:40:03
Play 14 The Story of the Old Man Who Made Withered Trees to Flower Carol Goode
00:18:01
Play 15 The Jelly Fish and the Monkey Scott Robbins
00:20:16
Play 16 The Quarrel of the Monkey and the Crab Scott Robbins
00:18:01
Play 17 The White Hare and the Crocodiles Scott Robbins
00:14:22
Play 18 The Story of Prince Yamato Take Scott Robbins
00:33:36
Play 19 Momotaro, or The Story of the Son of a Peach Scott Robbins
00:27:49
Play 20 The Ogre of Rashomon Scott Robbins
00:14:05
Play 21 How an Old Man Lost his Wen Scott Robbins
00:14:28
Play 22 The Stones of Five Colors and The Empress Jokwa Scott Robbins
00:20:47