Format: Global Grey free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook
Pages (PDF): 60
Publication Date: 1887
This book was published before the author went to live in Japan and he admits, in his notes at the end of the book, to basing these stories on translations of Chinese tales by early Orientalists. So maybe not as informed as Hearns later books, but still an enjoyable read. The stories are: The Soul of the Great Bell; The Story of Ming-Y; The Legend of Tchi-Niu; The Return of Yen-Tchin-King; The Tradition of the Tea-Plant; and, The Tale of the Porcelain-God.