Tales of Old Japan

Lord REDESDALE (1837 - 1916)

Tales of Old Japan by Lord Redesdale is a collection of short stories focusing on Japanese life of the Edo period (1803 - 1868). It contains a number of classic Japanese stories, fairy tales, and other folklore; as well as Japanese sermons and non-fiction pieces on special ceremonies in Japanese life, such as marriage and harakiri, as observed by Lord Redesdale. The best know story of these is "The Forty-seven Ronins" a true account of samurai revenge as it happened at the beginning of 18th century Japan.

Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, 1st Baron Redesdale (1837 - 1916) was a British diplomat, collector and writer. He worked in Japan as second secretary to the British Legation at the time of the Meiji Restoration. He wrote Tales of Old Japan in 1871.

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

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Availle
00:04:26
Play 01 The Forty-Seven Ronins, part 1 Availle
00:29:02
Play 02 The Forty-Seven Ronins, part 2 Availle
00:31:36
Play 03 The Loves of Gompachi and Komurasaki, part 1 Some Old Bird
00:18:57
Play 04 The Loves of Gompachi and Komurasaki, part 2 Viridian
00:33:17
Play 05 Kazuma's Revenge Caroline Driggs
00:40:17
Play 06 Story of the Otokodate of Yedo, part 1 Availle
00:25:29
Play 07 Story of the Otokodate of Yedo, part 2 Availle
00:27:57
Play 08 Story of the Otokodate of Yedo, part 3 Availle
00:28:36
Play 09 Story of the Otokodate of Yedo, part 4 Availle
00:23:29
Play 10 Story of the Otokodate of Yedo, part 5 Availle
00:30:14
Play 11 The Wonderful Adventures of Funakoshi Jiuyemon, part 1 C. L. W. Rollins
00:29:33
Play 12 The Wonderful Adventures of Funakoshi Jiuyemon, part 2 C. L. W. Rollins
00:28:34
Play 13 The Eta Maiden and the Hatamoto, part 1 Viridian
00:26:25
Play 14 The Eta Maiden and the Hatamoto, part 2 Viridian
00:26:19
Play 15 Fairy Tales bish
00:01:34
Play 16 The Tongue Cut Sparrow bish
00:04:13
Play 17 The Accomplished and Lucky Teakettle Stephanie Lee
00:03:09
Play 18 The Crackling Mountain Stephanie Lee
00:04:20
Play 19 The Story of the Old Man Who Made Withered Trees to Blossom Amy Gramour
00:06:02
Play 20 The Battle of the Ape and the Crab Kalynda
00:03:58
Play 21 The Adventures of Little Peachling Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:04:30
Play 22 The Foxes' Wedding Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:03:29
Play 23 The History of Sataka Kintoki Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:04:12
Play 24 The Elves and the Envious Neighbor Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:02:54
Play 25 The Ghost of Sakura, part 1 Viglione
00:22:19
Play 26 The Ghost of Sakura, part 2 Viglione
00:24:35
Play 27 The Ghost of Sakura, part 3 Viglione
00:26:16
Play 28 The Ghost of Sakura, part 4 Viglione
00:12:39
Play 29 How Tajima Shume was Tormented by a Devil of his Own Creation JenniferW
00:10:52
Play 30 Concerning Certain Superstitions bish
00:02:28
Play 31 The Vampire Cat of Nabeshima Stephanie Lee
00:14:23
Play 32 The Story of the Faithful Cat bish
00:03:36
Play 33 How a Man was Bewitched and had His Head Shaved by the Foxes Amy Gramour
00:11:15
Play 34 The Grateful Foxes Caroline Driggs
00:11:27
Play 35 The Badger's Money Stephanie Lee
00:08:33
Play 36 The Prince and the Badger Kalynda
00:06:35
Play 37 Japanese Sermons A. J. Carroll
00:15:51
Play 38 Sermon I A. J. Carroll
00:25:28
Play 39 Sermon II A. J. Carroll
00:25:51
Play 40 Sermon III A. J. Carroll
00:22:51
Play 41 Appendix A: An Account of the Hara-Kiri, part 1 Availle
00:34:51
Play 42 Appendix A: An Account of the Hara-Kiri, part 2 Availle
00:33:35
Play 43 Appendix A: An Account of the Hara-Kiri, part 3 Availle
00:22:06
Play 44 Appendix B: The Marriage Ceremony Bellona Times
00:24:46
Play 45 Appendix B: On the Birth and Bearing of Children Joyce Couch
00:12:14
Play 46 Appendix B: Funeral Rites Martin Gradwell
00:05:24