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Folk legends of Japan.

Author: Richard M Dorson
Publisher: Tokyo, Rutland, Vt., C.E. Tuttle Co. [1961, ©1962]
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Dorson, Richard Mercer, 1916-1981.
Folk legends of Japan.
Tokyo, Rutland, Vt., C.E. Tuttle Co. [1961, ©1962]
(OCoLC)574874647
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard M Dorson
OCLC Number: 492575
Description: 256 pages illustrations 23 cm
Contents: Priests, temples, and shrines. Saint Kobo's well --
The willow well of Kobo --
The Kobo chestnut trees --
The waterless river in Takio --
The stream where Kobo washed his garment --
The priest's towel --
The Kannon who substituted --
The statue of Buddha at Saiho-ji --
The earless Jizo of Sendatsuno --
The red nose of the image --
The priest who ate the corpse --
The monk and the maid --
The shrine of the vengeful spirit --
The shrine built by straw dolls --
Visit to Zenko-ji driven by a cow --
The temple of Raikyu Gongen --
The origin of Enoo-ji --
The origin of Kazo-ji on Mt. Wooden Pillow. Monsters. The kappa of Fukiura --
The Kappa of Koda Pond --
The kappa who played "pull-finger" --
The kappa bonesetter --
A grateful kappa --
Wrestling a kappa --
Memories of kappa --
Tales of tengu --
The tengu pine and Takegoro --
Burned to death by a tengu --
The Tengu of Komine Shrine --
The tengu's sword --
The tengu who made rice cakes --
The demon's cave --
The tooth-marked stone --
Great king with eight faces --
Mountain giants --
The mountain man of Mt. Mitsubishi --
The flute player and the shojo --
Spider pool --
The bodyless horse --
Tales of zashiki-bokko. Spirits. The ghost that cared for a child --
The ghost of the first wife --
The mirror given by the ghost --
The dish mansion in Unshu --
Fish salad mingled with blood --
White rice on the pot --
The seven blind minstrels --
The revengeful spirit of Masakado --
The evil spirit of Fusataro --
The weaving sound in the water --
The phantom boat --
One hundred recited tales. Transformations. The serpent suitor --
The blind serpent-wife --
The serpent goddess of Amo-ga-ike --
The serpent of Mt. Unzen --
Two daughters who became serpents --
Hachiro's transformation --
The marsh of Tatsuko --
The fox demons --
The fox wrestler --
The fox wife --
The badger that was a shamisen player --
Dankuro Badger --
Seventy-five badgers --
Koike's baba --
The god Akiba revealed as a beggar --
The hunters turned to rats --
The mystery of the bull-trout --
The blacksmith's wife --
The girl who turned into a stone --
The woman who loved a tree-spirit --
Okesa the dancer. Heroes and strong men. The child of the sun --
The jewel that grew golden flowers --
The tale of Yuriwaka --
The story of Kihachi --
Koga Saburo --
The Heike refugees --
The last of the Aki --
Relics of Benkei --
Benkei's stone mortar --
The famous horse Ikezuki --
The faithful dog of Tametomo --
Banji and Manji --
Nue the hunter of Hatoya --
The strongest wrestler in Japan --
The mighty wrestler Usodagawa --
Nasu Kozahara the strong man. Chojas [rich peasants]. The charcoal burner who became a choja --
Asahi choja --
Sanya choja --
The camellia tree of Tamaya --
The gold ox --
The poor farmer and the rich farmer --
The girl who ate a baby --
The thief who took the moneybox. Knaves. The origin of foolish Sajiya tales --
The crow and the pheasant --
Kichigo ascends to the sky --
Kitchomu fools his neighbors --
Whew! --
The wit of Niemonen --
Boaster's wit --
Boasting of one's own region --
The old man who broke wind. Places. Human sacrifice to the river god --
The princess who became a human sacrifice --
A mystery at Motomachi Bridge --
A human sacrifice at Kono Strand --
The bridge where brides are taken away --
Gojo Bridge in Kyoto --
The mountain of abandoned old people --
Feather-Robe Stone Mountain --
Contest in height between two mountains --
The mounds of the master singers --
The village boundary mound --
Oka Castle --
The laughter of a maidenhair tree --
The discovery of Yudaira Hot Spring --
The spring of saké --
Blood-red pool --
Otowa Pond.
Responsibility: Illustrated by Yoshie Noguchi.

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