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by Evelyn Paul,F. Hadland Davis

ePub Myths and Legends of Japan download
Author:
Evelyn Paul,F. Hadland Davis
ISBN13:
978-0766144262
ISBN:
0766144267
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Publisher:
Kessinger Publishing, LLC (April 7, 2003)
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Humanities
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Hadland Davis, Evelyn Paul (Illustrator). The most popular myths and legends of Japanese culture are charmingly retold in English in this handsomely illustrated book.

Hadland Davis, Evelyn Paul (Illustrator).

The focus of the book is educational over entertaiment, introducing the myths and legends of an unknown country to his readers

The focus of the book is educational over entertaiment, introducing the myths and legends of an unknown country to his readers. Also included is a glossary and index, to help in the absorbtion of the many, many tales.

by F Hadland Davis (Author), Evelyn Paul (Author). When this book was written, in 1913, Japan was still a country shrouded in mystery. Mathew Perry and his Black Ships had forced the treaty in 1858, an event that was still very much in living memory

by F Hadland Davis (Author), Evelyn Paul (Author). Mathew Perry and his Black Ships had forced the treaty in 1858, an event that was still very much in living memory. Lafcadio Hearn had published his books on ghostly Japan only a few years earlier, and information was slowly pouring in to a hungry public.

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The most popular myths and legends of Japanese culture are charmingly retold in English in this handsomely illustrated book

The most popular myths and legends of Japanese culture are charmingly retold in English in this handsomely illustrated book. The collection begins with the early myths of Japan, which the author describes as "quaint, beautiful, quasi-humorous

The Legend of the Golden Lotus. Chapter V: fox legends.

Myths & legends of japan. By. F. hadland davis. Author of "the land of the yellow spring and other. Japanese stories" "the persian mystics" etc. With thirty-two full-page illustrations. The Legend of the Golden Lotus. The collection begins with the early myths of Japan, which the author describes as "quaint, beautiful, quasi-humorous.

Title: Myths & Legends of Japan. Author: F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis. Release Date: May 23, 2014. George g. harrap & company. Her book, Fans of Japan, has supplied me with an exquisite legend, and many of her articles have yielded a rich harvest. I warmly thank Mr. Yone Noguchi for allowing me to quote from his poetry, and also Miss Clara A. Walsh for so kindly putting at my disposal her fascinating volume, The Master-Singers of Japan, published by Mr. John Murray in the "Wisdom of the East" series.

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
  • When this book was written, in 1913, Japan was still a country shrouded in mystery. Mathew Perry and his Black Ships had forced the treaty in 1858, an event that was still very much in living memory. Lafcadio Hearn had published his books on ghostly Japan only a few years earlier, and information was slowly pouring in to a hungry public.

    F. Hadland Davis pulled from Hearn's works, from Basil Chamberlain's "Things Japanese," from various translations of the Kojiki and the Nihongi, and from all of the new research available to create a single volume detailing the "Myths and Legends of Japan." He did an amazing job, and this is really an astoundingly comprehensive volume, with creation myths, magical creatures, ghost stories, Buddhist lessons and everything else under heaven. Davis has categorized the stories in an interesting and romantic way, such as "Concerning Tea" and "Dolls and Butterflies." All 31 categories have about four or five stories apiece, giving you an idea of how many gems are in the book.

    The writing style of the book is very old fashioned, and people unaccustomed to a more scholarly style might find it a bit thick. Hadland often sumarizes the tales, rather than giving them a storytelling flair. The focus of the book is educational over entertaiment, introducing the myths and legends of an unknown country to his readers. Also included is a glossary and index, to help in the absorbtion of the many, many tales.

    Writing aside, the biggest shame of this edition is the illustrations. While lovely, they have been reproduced in black and white instead of the original color plates. I know it keeps the costs down on a book almost 100 years old, but the original images must have been something to see!

  • I absolutely love Japanese mythology. The way the Buddhist and Shinto faiths are so well mixed together that they have basically become a new philosophy/religion of their own. This book has so many great stories in it. Legends of great heroes of ancient times. Myths about the Shinto gods and the Bosatsu of Buddhism. It also has many of the ghost stories and strange tales that are so unique to Japan. If you are at all interested in Japanese culture, you should absolutely read this book.

  • The essentials are here, it's a little hard to follow all the different threads since this is more of a dissertation on the various myths different telling a and interpretations rather than just the myths told in a considered manner. That said I do like the fact that all the variations are given and explained.

  • I bought it for my HS child. She loves it, she says it makes her feel more immersed in the culture and has managed to show her a more ancient side to Japan. I browsed through it myself and was amazed at how unique these stories are compared to American tales and legends. It was shipped on time, it was in good condition. It has peaked both my child's and my interest in Asian Mythology.

  • If you love folklore or mythology or all things Japan you will love this book. Not only does it give you the myths and legends it also gives you information regarding it. I am in love with the Kitsune, and found out many interesting things about them that I did not know before. Great read.

  • I love it. Loooooove it.

  • I wasn't fascinated. Maybe I just expected too much.

  • This is a good if somewhat dated compilation of Japanese myths & legends. Most of it was new to me, although there were a few that I had run across in my reading before. Mr. Hadland wrote well, although one can detect some condescenion in the text. The stories illuminate the Japanese character in a way that other cultural artifacts do not. I recommend this book to anyone with a serious interest in Japanese culture.