Japanese Fairy Tales

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How an Old Man Lost His Wen

Many, many years ago there lived a good old man who had a wen like a tennis-ball growing out of his right cheek.

The Ogre of Rashomon

Long, long ago in Kyoto, the people of the city were terrified by accounts of a dreadful ogre, who, it was said,

Momotaro

Long, long ago there lived, an old man and an old woman; they were peasants, and had to work hard to earn their daily rice.

The Story of Prince Yamato Take

The insignia of the great Japanese Empire is composed of three treasures which have been considered sacred, and guarded with jealous care from time immemorial.

The Quarrel of the Monkey and the Crab

Long, long ago, one bright autumn day in Japan, it happened, that a pink-faced monkey and a yellow crab were playing together along the bank of a river.

The Jelly Fish and the Monkey

Long, long ago, in old Japan, the Kingdom of the Sea was governed by a wonderful King. He was called Rin Jin, or the Dragon King of the Sea.