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Folk Tales

Japanese folk tales give glimpes of the morals, values, and lifestyle of Japan. This page provides links for folklore, fairy tales, ghost stories, myths, legends and supersitions.

Folktales from Japan
A collection of folk tales from Japan selected and edited by D.L. Ashliman.

Japanese Legends about Supernatural Sweethearts
A collection of traditional Japanese romantic legends about supernatural sweethearts selected and edited by D. L. Ashliman.

Hanasaka Jiisan - Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi
Here is the dialogue of "Hanasaka Jiisan" for the first three minutes in Japanese and romaji.

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