The Moon Cake
A big boy finds a clever way to have another boy’s cake.
The Most Frugal of Men
A man who takes pride in spending as little money as possible sends his son to learn from the most frugal man in the world.
Persevere and Prosper
A young man decides he wants to take a princess for his wife and refuses to give up on his goal.
The Story of Caliph Stork
The ruler of Bagdad wants to take a powder that can turn him into an animal, but if he laughs then he will forget the word needed to change back to human again.
The Star Wife
A brave young hunter is enchanted by the Star-maidens who come down in a great basket to dance. He resolves not to rest until he marries one of them.
The Maiden who loved a Fish
Nobody wants to marry a maiden who is not so pretty. However she has a beautiful singing voice and a fish becomes enchanted with her. They fall in love together, but it’s not easy for a fish and a human to be together, is it?
The Son of Seven Queens
A king ignores a warning not to hunt into the north and becomes enchanted by a witch in the form of a white female deer.
Uraschima Taro and the Turtle
A fisherman spares the life of a turtle and his kindness is rewarded years later when he gets in trouble at sea. He meets the sea-princess and earns eternal youth, but he finally decides to go back and see his parents one more time. Warning – lovely story but not a happy ending.
An old couple gain a fine son inside a peach found in the river. He grows up strong and smart and decides to seek his fortune on the island of the devils.
Battle of the Monkey and the Crab
A monkey tricks a crab and hurts him, so the crabs get together to exact their revenge.
The Accomplished and Lucky Teakettle
An old teakettle suddenly grows the head and tail of a badger and starts to move around. The priest is worried and sells it off to a tinker.
The Story of the Man who did not Wish to Die
Sentaro wishes to live forever, he wants to avoid dying at all costs. When he ends up in a land where people live forever, he finds that things are not as straightforward as he imagined.