Category: Japanese Folktakes

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The Legend of the Dragon’s Gate

The Blue River of the sky that flowed into the Golden River of the land was separated by the legendary Dragon’s Gate. Beyond the Dragon’s Gate, high in the mountains, was where the gods...

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The Village of the Nightingales

  Long ago, there was a woodcutter who made a living by gathering lumber from the forest. One day as he walked through the forest, a mysterious fog appeared and he lost his way....

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The Kappa’s Water Basin

…the third night, the Kappa came again to try to get their stone back. But this time the humans put on masks and brought out many melons and cucumbers for the kappa to feel...

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Inktober 2014

Inktober is a drawing challenge that Mr. Jake Parker started and became somewhat of an international endeavor. This year I decide to take part in it as a way to make a  bunch of...

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Urashima Tarou

There was once a small village on the beach where there lived a young fisherman named Urashima Tarou. One day as he was coming back from fishing, he noticed a group of children torturing...