Japanese Folktales

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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...

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Kasa Jizo

Once upon a time, there was a poor old couple who lived on the outskirts of the village. They didn’t have rice cakes to celebrate the New Year, so the wife said “Bring this...

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Little One Inch

This post marks the beginning of my first personal project. I will be doing illustrations from Japanese folk tales. The first story is Little One Inch. Little One Inch, or Issun-bōshi (Issun is a...