Japanese Fairy Tales
1st World Library - Literary Society
Publication date: June 2004
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
This collection of Japanese fairy tale classics is sure to excite even the most skeptical reader. Translated by the famed Yei Theodora Ozaki (1871-1932), this fairy tale collection is one of the gems of her age. Said to be one of the most mystical and influential collections of the generation, this bundle includes classics like "The Ogre of Rashomon," "My Lord Bag of Rice," "The Goblin of Adachigahara," "The Adventures of Kintaro, the Golden Boy," and many more.
This collection of Japanese fairy tales is the outcome of a suggestion made to me indirectly through a friend by Mr. Andrew Lang. They have been translated from the modern version written by Sadanami Sanjin. These stories are not literal translations, and though the Japanese story and all quaint Japanese expressions have been faithfully preserved, they have been told more with the view to interest young readers of the West than the technical student of folk - lore. Grateful acknowledgment is due to Mr. Y. Yasuoka, Miss Fusa Okamoto, my brother Nobumori Ozaki, Dr. Yoshihiro Takaki, and Miss Kameko Yamao, who have helped me with translations.