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Tales of Old Japan
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An engrossing array of stories, this entertaining volume chronicles an ancient culture. The book provides grisly accounts of revenge and knightly exploits, a fascinating eyewitness account of a hara-kiri ceremony, tales of vampires and samurai, Buddhist sermons, and the plots of four No plays. 38 illustrations.
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Table of Contents

Preface The Forty-Seven Ronins The Loves of Gompachi and Komurasaki The Kazuma's Revenge A Story of the Otokodate of Yedo The Wonderful Adventures of Funakoshi Jiuyemon The Eta Maiden and the Hatamoto Fairy Tales The Tongue-cut Sparrow The Accomplished and Lucky Tea-Kettle The Crackling Mountain The Story of the Old Man who made Withered Trees to Blossom The Battle of the Ape and the Crab The Adventures of Little Peachling The Foxes' Wedding The History of Sakata Kintoki The Elves and the Envious Neighbour The Ghost of Sakura How Tajima Shume was tormented by a Devil of his own Creation Concerning Certain Superstitions The Vampire Cat of Nabeshima The Story of the Faithful Cat How a Man was Bewitched and had his Head Shaved by the Foxes The Grateful Foxes The Badger's Money The Prince and the Badger Japanese Sermons Sermons I-III Appendices An Account of the Hara-Kiri The Marriage Ceremony On the Birth and Rearing of Children Funeral Rites

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