Aino Folk Tales

Basil Hall Chamberlain

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Aino Folk Tales is a book by Basil Hall Chamberlain, first published in 1888. It is a collection of tales from the Ainu - an ethnic minority in Japan, living primarily on the northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaidō. Stories include, The Loves of the Thunder-Gods, Why Dogs cannot speak, The Owl and the Tortoise, The Man who Married the Bear-Goddess, The Man who was changed into a Fox, and The Rat Boy.

This book has 23,637 words, 36 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1888.

Production notes: This ebook of Aino Folk Tales was published by Global Grey on the 12th July 2018, and updated on the 14th September 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'The Wicked Thoughts of the Priest Raigō of Miidera Transform Him into a Rat' by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi.

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