Tales of Old Japan: Folklore, Fairy Tales, Ghost Stories and Legends of the Samurai [NOOK Book]

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An engrossing array of stories, this entertaining volume chronicles an ancient culture. The book provides grisly accounts of revenge and knightly exploits, a fascinating eyewitness account of a hara-kiri ceremony, tales of vampires and samurai, Buddhist sermons, and the plots of four No plays. 38 illustrations.
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Tales of Old Japan: Folklore, Fairy Tales, Ghost Stories and Legends of the Samurai

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Overview


An engrossing array of stories, this entertaining volume chronicles an ancient culture. The book provides grisly accounts of revenge and knightly exploits, a fascinating eyewitness account of a hara-kiri ceremony, tales of vampires and samurai, Buddhist sermons, and the plots of four No plays. 38 illustrations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486120263
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 2/14/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,336,051
  • File size: 7 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
The Forty-Seven Ronins
The Loves of Gompachi and Komurasaki
The Kazuma's Revenge
A Story of the Otokodaté of Yedo
The Wonderful Adventures of Funakoshi Jiuyémon
The Eta Maiden and the Hatamoto
Fairy Tales
The Tongue-cut Sparrow
The Accomplished and Lucky Tea-Kettle
The Crackling Mountain
The Story of the Old Man who made Withered Trees to Blossom
The Battle of the Ape and the Crab
The Adventures of Little Peachling
The Foxes' Wedding
The History of Sakata Kintoki
The Elves and the Envious Neighbour
The Ghost of Sakura
How Tajima Shumé was tormented by a Devil of his own Creation
Concerning Certain Superstitions
The Vampire Cat of Nabéshima
The Story of the Faithful Cat
How a Man was Bewitched and had his Head Shaved by the Foxes
The Grateful Foxes
The Badger's Money
The Prince and the Badger
Japanese Sermons
Sermons I-III
Appendices
An Account of the Hara-Kiri
The Marriage Ceremony
On the Birth and Rearing of Children
Funeral Rites
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