Catalogue Page for Japanese Stories
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.
By A.B.MitfordAge range: 6 to 8, 9 to12 Tags: Classic, Fairy Tale, Folk Tale, Japanese Reading time: 01 - 05 mins
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.