Japanese Fairy Tales – THE QUARREL OF THE MONKEY AND THE CRAB
Japanese Fairy Tales – THE QUARREL OF THE MONKEY AND THE CRAB

Japanese Fairy Tales – 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. As they were running about, the crab found a rice-dumpling and the monkey a persimmon-seed.

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Japanese Fairy Tales – THE GOBLIN OF ADACHIGAHARA
Japanese Fairy Tales – THE GOBLIN OF ADACHIGAHARA

Japanese Fairy Tales – THE GOBLIN OF ADACHIGAHARA

Long, long ago there was a large plain called Adachigahara, in the province of Mutsu in Japan. This place was said to be haunted by a cannibal goblin who took the form of an old woman.

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Japanese Fairy Tales – THE BAMBOO-CUTTER AND THE MOON-CHILD
Japanese Fairy Tales – THE BAMBOO-CUTTER AND THE MOON-CHILD

Japanese Fairy Tales – THE BAMBOO-CUTTER AND THE MOON-CHILD

Long, long ago, there lived an old bamboo wood-cutter. He was very poor and sad also, for no child had Heaven sent to cheer his old age, and in his heart there was no hope of rest from work till he died and was laid in the quiet grave.

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THE TONGUE-CUT SPARROW – Japanese Fairy Tales
THE TONGUE-CUT SPARROW – Japanese Fairy Tales

THE TONGUE-CUT SPARROW – Japanese Fairy Tales

Long, long ago in Japan there lived an old man and his wife. The old man was a good, kind-hearted, hard-working old fellow, but his wife was a regular cross-patch, who spoiled the happiness of her home by her scolding tongue.

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