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Folktales from Japan | English
Selected and Edited by D.L. Ashliman.
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Japan Folktale Database | English | Japanese
Arranged by storyteller. Includes: minwa (folktales), mukashi-banashi (once-upon-a-time tales), and densetsu (legends). Told in various regional dialects.
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Japanese Fairy Tales | English
Maintained by Yei Theodora Ozaki. English translations of 22 Japanese fairy tales, plus introduction and information.
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Japanese Myth | English | Japanese
Introduces Japanese myth based on Kojiki, an early 8th Century literary account of the foundational myth of Japan. Presented in a novel-style. Click on -The First Gods- for online excerpts.
(Hits: 5,186 Listed: 07/17/2003) | English
Annotated directories of gods, heroes, monsters, places, and literature.
(Hits: 5,186 Listed: 03/04/2005)
Old Stories of Japan | English
English language translations of major folk tales or mukashi banashi. Individually maintained.
(Hits: 5,187 Listed: 08/20/2002)

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