Myths and Legends of Japan

Capa
Courier Corporation, 1 de jan. de 1992 - 431 páginas
This book includes myths of gods, heroes and warriors; legends of Buddha, Benten and Daikoku; tales of the sea and of Mount Fuji; accounts of superstitions and supernatural beings; and much more. 32 full-page illustrations offer compelling images of Buddha and the Dragon, A Kakemono Ghost, The Jellyfish and the Monkey, The Firefly Battle, Tokoyo and the Sea Serpent and other subjects of these enthralling myths. It contains 32 plates; many useful appendixes; index and bibliography.
 

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Comentário do usuário  - Spoonbridge - LibraryThing

"Myths and Legends of Japan" is an interesting collection of diverse Japanese folk tales, legends, and mythology, including a variety of topics from animal stories to legends of Mount Fuji, as well as ... Ler resenha completa

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Comentário do usuário  - EustaciaTan - LibraryThing

Even though this was written over a hundred years ago, it is till by far the best collection of Japanese myths and legends I've seen. Organised chronologically, then topically, this book aims, and ... Ler resenha completa

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Introduction
xi
THE PERIOD OF THE GODS
21
HEROES AND WARRIORS
38
THE BAMBOOCUTTER AND THE MOONMAIDEN
65
BUDDHA LEGENDS
80
FOX LEGENDS
93
JIZO THE GOD OF CHILDREN
104
LEGEND IN JAPANESE ART
112
FANS
43
THUNDER
50
ANIMAL LEGENDS
55
BIRD AND INSECT LEGENDS
76
CONCERNING TEA1
90
LEGENDS OF THE WEIRD
100
THREE MAIDENS
313
LEGENDS OF THE SEA
323

THE STAR LOVERS AND THE ROBE OF FEATHERS
128
LEGENDS OF MOUNT FUJI
130
BELLS
140
YUKOONNA THE LADY OF THE SNOW
149
FLOWERS AND GARDENS
154
TREES
174
MIRRORS
192
KWANNON AND BENTEN DAIKOKU EBISU AND HOTEI
201
DOLLS AND BUTTERFLIES
14
FESTIVALS
20
THE PEONYLANTERN
28
KOBO DAISHI NICHIREN AND SHODO SHONIN
34
SUPERSTITIONS
342
SUPERNATURAL BEINGS
350
THE TRANSFORMATION OF ISSUNBOSHI AND KINTARO THE GOLDEN BOY
364
MISCELLANEOUS LEGENDS
370
A NOTE ON JAPANESE POETRY
380
GODS AND GODDESSES
387
GENEALOGY OF THE AGE OF THE GODS
393
BIBLIOGRAPHY
397
INDEX TO POETICAL QUOTATIONS
402
GLOSSARY AND INDEX
403
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