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.
Connla of the Golden Hair and the Fairy Maiden
A ghostly fairy approaches Connla of the Golden Hair and tries to lure him away to to a land where nobody ever grows old.
Hudden and Dudden and Donald O’Neary
Two farmers plot and scheme to get rid of their poor neighbour so they can have his land. Unfortunately for them, he is quite a bit smarter than they are.
The Haughty Princess
A snobby princess looks down on all the suitors that want to marry her. Her father, the King, gets fed up and sends her off with the the first vagabond that wanders by and she starts to regret her fussiness.