Re: [SCA-JML] Japanese Folklore
- On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 1:14 AM, Jamie Picon A.K.A. Jacob Simon
> I'm looking for help with some Japanese folktales, specifically dealingI can't think of much as far as monetary value, but if you have more
> with the value of a person. Can anyone help?
detail I might be able to offer a suggestion. That said, my
recommendations start with a mirror of what was already offered:
"Japanese Tales" by Royall Tyler
"Konjaku Monogatari" aka "Tales of a Time Now Past" (English version
I've found is abridged, but it contains stories written down in the
Kamakura era, iirc)
"Nihongi" or "Nihon Shoki" and "Kojiki". These are the early
chronicles of Japan, and contain a lot of good stories, especially in
the earlier periods. These stories can work very well if you can work
through the long names.
"Riverside Counselor's Stories". These are a collection of stories
from around the 11th century, translated into English.
Not Japanese, but I also recommend looking at Chuang Tzu (aka
Zhuangzi) and various Chinese tales as well, since I've seen them on
both sides of the 'belt'.
Hope that helps.