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.
King O’Toole and his Goose
King O’Toole is sad that his goose is getting old, so when an old gypsy makes him an offer to rejuvenate it, he cannot refuse.
The Three Sillies
A gentleman who is courting a daughter finds out that she and her parents are really silly. So he heads off with the promise that he’ll only return to marry her if he finds three people even more silly than them.
Cassie is the Family Disappointment, she can’t do any of the things her talented circus family can. Madam Zizinkski, the fortune teller doesn’t agree and shows her hope in the crystal ball that things will turn out well.
Toads and Diamonds
A girl is nice to an old woman at a well who rewards her by having diamonds fall from her mouth when she speaks. When her bad-tempered mother sees this, she sends her pampered other daughter to get the same.