Japan is an island nation in East Asia. The “Land of the Rising Sun” is a country where past meets the future. In the middle of a modern skyscraper you might discover a sliding wooden door which leads to a traditional chamber with tatami mats, calligraphy and tea ceremony. On average it takes about 10 years of intensive training to become a fugu (blowfish) chef. There are over 200 volcanoes in Japan and many earthquakes each year. Japan puffer fish
The Adventures of Kintaro The Golden Boy
The Adventures of Kintaro, The Golden Boy
Long, long ago there lived in Kyoto a brave soldier named Kintoki. Now he fell in love with a beautiful lady named Yama-uba and married her. Not long after this,...
The Sagacious Monkey and the Boar
The Sagacious Monkey and the Boar
Long, long ago, there lived in the province of Shinshin in Japan, a traveling monkey-man, who earned his living by taking round a monkey and showing off the animal's tricks....
Princes Hase
The Story of Princess Hase, a story of Old Japan
Many, many years ago there lived in Nara, the ancient Capital of Japan, a wise State minister, by name Prince Toyonari Fujiwara. His wife was a noble, good, and beautiful...
The Story of the Man Who Did Not Wish to Die
The Story of the Man Who Did Not Wish to Die
Long, long ago there lived a man called Sentaro. His surname meant "Millionaire" but, although he was not so rich as all that, he was still very far removed from...
The Farmer and the Badger
The Farmer and the Badger
Long, long ago, there lived an old farmer and his wife who had made their home in the mountains of Japan, far from any town. Their only neighbor was a...
My Lord Bag of Rice
My Lord Bag of Rice
Long, long ago there lived, in Japan a brave warrior known to all as Tawara Toda, or "My Lord Bag of Rice." His true name was Fujiwara Hidesato, and there...