Japanese Legends and Folklore: Samurai Tales, Ghost Stories, Legends, Fairy Tales, Myths and Historical Accounts

Japanese Legends and Folklore: Samurai Tales, Ghost Stories, Legends, Fairy Tales, Myths and Historical Accounts


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9784805315019
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 227,443
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

A.B. Mitford (Lord Redesdale) was a British author and diplomat. He was attache at the British legation in Edo (Tokyo) at the beginning of Japan's turbulent Meiji Restoration and was witness to Japan's opening to the West. His writings were hugely popular and helped shape the West's understanding of Japanese culture.

Michael Dylan Foster is Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore (2015), Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yokai (2009) , and numerous articles on Japanese folklore, literature and media.

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Preface 9

The Forty-Seven Ronins ($$$) 11

The Loves of Gompachi and Komurasaki ($$$) 32

Kazuma's Revenge ($$$) 52

A Story of the Otokodate of Edo ($$$) 68

The Wonderful Adventures of Funakoshi Juemon ($$$) 111

The Eta Maiden and the Hatamoto ($$$) 136

Fairy Tales ($$$) 156

The Tongue-Cut Sparrow ($$$) 156

The Accomplished and Lucky Tea-Kettle ($$$) 158

The Crackling Mountain ($$$) 160

The Story of the Old Man Who Made Withered Trees to Blossom ($$$) 162

The Battle of the Ape and the Crab ($$$) 165

The Adventures of Little Peach Boy ($$$) 167

The Foxes' Wedding ($$$) 169

The History of Sakata Kintoki ($$$) 170

The Elves and the Envious Neighbor ($$$) 172

The Ghost of Sakura ($$$) 174

How Tajima Shume was Tormented by a Devil of His Own Creation ($$$) 209

Concerning Certain Superstitions ($$$) 214

The Vampire Cat of Nabéshima ($$$) 215

The Story of the Faithful Cat ($$$) 221

How a Man Was Bewitched and Had His Head Shaved by the Foxes ($$$) 223

The Grateful Foxes ($$$) 227

The Badger's Money ($$$) 234

The Prince and the Badger ($$$) 238

Japanese Sermons ($$$) 241

The Sermons of Kyuo, Sermon I ($$$) 247

The Sermons of Kyuo, Sermon II ($$$) 257

The Sermons of Kyuo, Sermon III ($$$) 266

Appendices 276

Appendix A An Account of the Hara-Kiri ($$$) 276

Appendix B The Marriage Ceremony ($$$) 304

Appendix C On the Birth and Rearing of Children ($$$) 312

Appendix D Funeral Rites ($$$) 317

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