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Japanese mythology

Author: Juliet Piggott
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : P. Bedrick Books : Distributed in the USA by Harper & Row, 1983. ©1982
Series: Library of the world's myths and legends.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : New revised editionView all editions and formats
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Discusses the mythology of Japan, its origins in Shintoism and Buddhism, and the gods, spirits, men, and animals that appear in the many legends and stories.
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juliet Piggott
ISBN: 0911745092 9780911745092
OCLC Number: 9971207
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: [The Country and its Creation] Creation Myths --
Izanagi and Izanami --
Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess --
Susano, the Storm God --
Trees and Rocks --
Uke-mochi --
Fire Fade and Fire Flash --
The Hira Hurricane --
The Cherry and the Plum --
Ninigi and the Blossom Princess. [A Historical Survey] The Kojiki and the Nihongi --
Oh-kuni-nushi --
Suku-na-biko, the Dwarf God --
Yamato --
Conquest of Korea --
The Arrival of Buddhism --
Shotoku Daishi --
The Fumiwara Period --
The Feud of the Tairas and Minamotos --
Yoshi-iye --
Kiyomoro --
Tametome and Yoshitsune --
Battle of Dannoura --
Toyotomi --
Hideyoshi --
The Isolation of Japan --
Foreign Contacts. [The Beliefs and Deities of Japan] Structure of Shinto --
Shinto and Buddhism --
The Torii --
The Sakaki Tree --
Tengu and Oni --
Shrines and Curses --
Mirrors --
The Bell of Mugen --
The Ghost of O-Sono --
The Celibate Monk --
En No Shokaku --
Kobo Daishi --
Mito Komon --
Nichiren --
Images --
The Daibutsu --
Inari, the Rice God --
The Seven Gods of Luck --
The Shrine and the Carpenter. [Creatures and Spirits] Tengu --
Oni --
Kappa --
The Snow Woman --
Love between Mortals and Spirits --
Animals Transformed into Humans --
A Reincarnation Story --
The Self-seeking Samurai --
Mother-Love --
The Wronged Servant Girl --
A Temple Ghost --
Malice Thwarted --
Buried Treasure --
Virtue Rewarded --
Hoichi's Ordeal. [Heroes and Heroines] Momotaro --
Issun Boshi --
Kintaro --
Raiko, or Yorimitsu --
Tawara Toda --
Tametomo --
Benkei and Yoshitsune --
Atsumori and Kumagai --
The Forty-Seven Ronin --
Heroines --
Heroes of Sumo. [Men and Animals] The White Hare of oki --
The Tongue-cut Sparrow --
The Grateful Dog --
The Grateful Bee --
Mandarin Ducks --
Filial piety --
Ikezuki, the Horse --
Tametomo and his Dog --
Pots for Hire --
The Badger and the Rabbit --
Malicious Cats --
The Badger and the Fox Cub --
The Badger-Kettle --
How the Jelly-fish lost its Bones --
Enmity between Monkeys and Crabs. [Stories Old and New] Urashima --
The Woodcutter and the Fountain of Youth --
Gingko Trees --
Cherry Trees and Cucumbers --
A Taira Ghost --
The Woodcutters' Wens --
Benten, Bringer of Happiness --
The White Butterfly --
The Unusual Dowry.
Series Title: Library of the world's myths and legends.
Responsibility: Juliet Piggott.

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