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World of Tales
Stories for children, folktales fairy tales and fables from around the world

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Japan
Japan
Japan is an island nation located in East Asia. Japan has the worlds third largest economy and a population of 127 million people.
The collection of folktales from Japan consists of four books with 69 folktales.
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Japanese fairy tales



Notes: Contains 22 Japanese folktales

Author: Yei Theodora Ozaki
Published: 1908
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, Ney York

Green willow and other Japanese fairy tales



Notes: Contains 38 Japanese folktales

Author: Grace James
Published: 1912
Publisher: Macmillan And Co., Limited, London

Momotaro or Little Peachling



Notes: A Japanese folktale

Author: Anonymous
Published: 1910
Publisher: T. Hasegawa, 17 Kami Negishi, Tokyo, Japan

Child-Life in Japan and Japanese Child Stories


Notes
: This book features seven Japanese folktales.

Author: Mrs. M. Chaplin Ayrton
Editor: William Elliot Griffis
Published: 1901
Publisher: D.C. Heath & Co., Boston, USA

What's interesting in Japan


Kinkaku-ji
is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. Also known as the golden pavilion, the temples gardens are of classical Japanese garden design. Kinkaku-ji is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Himeji Castle
is a hilltop castle in Himeji, Japan. The castle complex is comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems and is the largest caste in Japan. Himeji Castle is a part of the Unesco World Heritage List.


Nikko National Park
is a national park on the main island of Honshu in Japan. One of the most beautiful parks in Japan, Nikko is home to many plants.
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