Myths and Legends of Japan

DIGIREADS.COM, 2020 - 306 páginas

"Myths and Legends of Japan", written in 1913, was an immediate best-seller when it was first released. With the Meiji Restoration, Japan began a period of modernization in the late 19th century that would open up the country to the rest of the world for the first time. This allowed historians like F. Hadland Davis, the author of "Myths and Legends of Japan", an unprecedented opportunity to study and introduce Japanese culture to Western audiences. Stories about creation, mystical creatures, and ghosts, as well as stories about Buddhism, folk tales, and other amazing tales grace the pages of this anthology. The information stored in this collection is not just entertaining, but also well-researched and accurate. Davis included anthropological tidbits as well about how the stories were representative of Japanese culture. Students of Japanese history or those wishing to learn more about Japanese culture will be delighted with this comprehensive collection of Japanese folklore. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.

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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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