Myths and Legends of Japan

F. Hadland Davis

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Myths and Legends of Japan is a comprehensive anthology of folklore from Japan, ranging from creation myths, to animal stories, to legends of mountains, along with discussions and opinions on them. Some might find the presentation a bit dated, with Davis giving his very 'early twentieth century' take on Japanese culture. Stories include: Heroes And Warriors; The Period Of The Gods; Buddha Legends; Jizō, The God Of Children; Legend In Japanese Art; Legends Of Mount Fuji; Yuki-Onna, The Lady Of The Snow; Animal Legends; Bird And Insect Legends; Legends Of The Sea; Supernatural Beings, and more.

This book has 109,838 words, 200 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1912.

Production notes: This edition of Myths and Legends of Japan was published by Global Grey on the 1st July 2021. The artwork used for the cover is 'Carp Banners in Kyoto' by Louis Dumoulin.

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