Folktales from Japan

Alt title: Furusato Saisei Nippon no Mukashi Banashi

TV (243+ eps)
3.137 of 5 from 417 votes
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Like in any culture, Japanese kids grow up listening to the stories repeatedly told by their parents and grandparents. The boy born from a peach; the princess from the moon who is discovered inside a bamboo; the old man who can make a dead cherry tree blossom, etc. These short stories that teach kids to see both the dark and bright sides of life have passed traditional moral values from generation to generation.

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  • The Old Man Who Made the Dead Trees Blossom / The Man Who Bought Dreams / The Rat Sutra image

    Episode 1

    The Old Man Who Made the Dead Trees Blossom / The Man Who Bought Dreams / The Rat Sutra

  • Little One Inch / The Rolling Rice Ball / The Cow's Marriage image

    Episode 2

    Little One Inch / The Rolling Rice Ball / The Cow's Marriage

  • The Old Man And His Bump / The Transforming Hood / The Love Potion image

    Episode 3

    The Old Man And His Bump / The Transforming Hood / The Love Potion

  • Strong Tarou / The Village of the Nightingales / Hirabayashi image

    Episode 4

    Strong Tarou / The Village of the Nightingales / Hirabayashi

  • Urashima Tarou / The Monkey Buddha / Comparing Treasures image

    Episode 5

    Urashima Tarou / The Monkey Buddha / Comparing Treasures

  • Kintarou / The Two Squid / The Three Cry image

    Episode 6

    Kintarou / The Two Squid / The Three Cry

  • The Fish Wife / The Rich Pond Snail / The Lying Girl image

    Episode 7

    The Fish Wife / The Rich Pond Snail / The Lying Girl

  • The Carpenter And Oniroku / The Bear And The Fox / The Priest And The Child Cross The River image

    Episode 8

    The Carpenter And Oniroku / The Bear And The Fox / The Priest And The Child Cross The River

  • Shippei-Tarou / The Son Who Went Up To Heaven / Who's The Laziest? image

    Episode 9

    Shippei-Tarou / The Son Who Went Up To Heaven / Who's The Laziest?

  • Sannen-Netarou / The Last Lie / Happy, Splendid, Wonderful! image

    Episode 10

    Sannen-Netarou / The Last Lie / Happy, Splendid, Wonderful!

  • The Wife Who Wouldn't Eat / The Snot-Nosed Boy / The Priest And The Boy Who Had To Pee! image

    Episode 11

    The Wife Who Wouldn't Eat / The Snot-Nosed Boy / The Priest And The Boy Who Had To Pee!

  • The Furuya Forest / The Traveler's Horse / A Crow in the Dark of Night image

    Episode 12

    The Furuya Forest / The Traveler's Horse / A Crow in the Dark of Night

  • The Teapot Raccoon Dog / The Razor Fox / Sosou Soukurou image

    Episode 13

    The Teapot Raccoon Dog / The Razor Fox / Sosou Soukurou

  • Orihime and Hikoboshi / The Old Woman's Skin / Potato Rolling image

    Episode 14

    Orihime and Hikoboshi / The Old Woman's Skin / Potato Rolling

  • The Fire Man / Rat Sumo / The Priest and the Kid's Pupupatapata image

    Episode 15

    The Fire Man / Rat Sumo / The Priest and the Kid's Pupupatapata

  • The Straw Headman / The God of the Bathroom / Niou and Dokkoi image

    Episode 16

    The Straw Headman / The God of the Bathroom / Niou and Dokkoi

  • The Winged Robe of Heaven / The Child Kidnapped by Eagles/ The Konnyaku Interrogation image

    Episode 17

    The Winged Robe of Heaven / The Child Kidnapped by Eagles/ The Konnyaku Interrogation

  • The Painted Wife / Left Behind / If You Pick Up Money image

    Episode 18

    The Painted Wife / Left Behind / If You Pick Up Money

  • Ubasute Mountain / The Letterbearer Of The Water God / The Lucky Samurai image

    Episode 19

    Ubasute Mountain / The Letterbearer Of The Water God / The Lucky Samurai

  • Princess Kaguya / The Demonic Little Sister / Scary Meat Buns image

    Episode 20

    Princess Kaguya / The Demonic Little Sister / Scary Meat Buns

  • Umisachihiko And Yamasachihiko / The Day The Kappa Came / King Enma Screws Up image

    Episode 21

    Umisachihiko And Yamasachihiko / The Day The Kappa Came / King Enma Screws Up

  • Three Axes / The Monkey's Groom / The Tengu and the Thief image

    Episode 22

    Three Axes / The Monkey's Groom / The Tengu and the Thief

  • The Farting Wife / The Cat and the Teapot Lid / Chakurikakifu image

    Episode 23

    The Farting Wife / The Cat and the Teapot Lid / Chakurikakifu

  • Mouse Takes A Groom / The Pebble Letter / The Silence Contest image

    Episode 24

    Mouse Takes A Groom / The Pebble Letter / The Silence Contest

  • The Listening Hood / The Dog and Cat's Treasure / The Ghost's   Poem Reading image

    Episode 25

    The Listening Hood / The Dog and Cat's Treasure / The Ghost's Poem Reading

  • Tanokyuu / Tee-tee The Little Monk / The Fake Jizo Statue image

    Episode 26

    Tanokyuu / Tee-tee The Little Monk / The Fake Jizo Statue

  • The Tengu's Cloak / Grannie Demon Is My Matchmaker / King Enma Is Hachigoro-don image

    Episode 28

    The Tengu's Cloak / Grannie Demon Is My Matchmaker / King Enma Is Hachigoro-don

  • The Horse Mountain Woman / The Shrimp Goes to Ise / What Sickness? image

    Episode 29

    The Horse Mountain Woman / The Shrimp Goes to Ise / What Sickness?

  • The Cat Wife / The Gonzo Bug / The Long-Nose Fan image

    Episode 30

    The Cat Wife / The Gonzo Bug / The Long-Nose Fan

  • The Mountain Pear Hunter / The Old Woman In the House / The Centipede Gets The Doctor image

    Episode 31

    The Mountain Pear Hunter / The Old Woman In the House / The Centipede Gets The Doctor

  • The Rich Charcoal Maker / The Tree That Grows Gold / The Priest's Towel image

    Episode 32

    The Rich Charcoal Maker / The Tree That Grows Gold / The Priest's Towel

  • Straw Bale Touta / The Fox Gives Birth / Cling And Hold image

    Episode 33

    Straw Bale Touta / The Fox Gives Birth / Cling And Hold

  • The Three Brothers / The Wolf's Eyebrows / Dokkoisho image

    Episode 34

    The Three Brothers / The Wolf's Eyebrows / Dokkoisho

  • The Treasure Gourd / The White Rabbit of Inaba / The Bald Wife image

    Episode 35

    The Treasure Gourd / The White Rabbit of Inaba / The Bald Wife

  • The Crane Repays A Debt / Slaying the Demon of Ooeyama / The Water of Youth image

    Episode 36

    The Crane Repays A Debt / Slaying the Demon of Ooeyama / The Water of Youth

  • The Three Charms / The Kid and the Cat Picture. / The God of Poverty image

    Episode 37

    The Three Charms / The Kid and the Cat Picture. / The God of Poverty

  • The City Rat And The Country Rat / Oshira-sama / The Tortoise And The Hare image

    Episode 38

    The City Rat And The Country Rat / Oshira-sama / The Tortoise And The Hare

  • The Jizo Statue With The Hat / The Mortar That Made Salt / A Guest On New   Year's Eve image

    Episode 39

    The Jizo Statue With The Hat / The Mortar That Made Salt / A Guest On New Year's Eve

  • Momotaro / Princess Flowerpot Head / The Story Of the Twelve Signs Of the Zodiac image

    Episode 40

    Momotaro / Princess Flowerpot Head / The Story Of the Twelve Signs Of the Zodiac

  • We Stopped The War / The Giant Snake And The Hunter / Otter's House image

    Episode 41

    We Stopped The War / The Giant Snake And The Hunter / Otter's House

  • The Snake Boy / The Kappa And The Straw Shoes / The Fava Bean, Straw, & Charcoal image

    Episode 42

    The Snake Boy / The Kappa And The Straw Shoes / The Fava Bean, Straw, & Charcoal

  • The Wind God and the Children / The Lacquer Brothers / The Ama   no Jyaku and the Child image

    Episode 43

    The Wind God and the Children / The Lacquer Brothers / The Ama no Jyaku and the Child

  • Blessings Of Heaven And Earth / The Leaf Hachibei / The Ginger Wife image

    Episode 44

    Blessings Of Heaven And Earth / The Leaf Hachibei / The Ginger Wife

  • The Bridge Where You Buy Miso / The Cat Congregation / The Old Man Who Swallowed Birds image

    Episode 45

    The Bridge Where You Buy Miso / The Cat Congregation / The Old Man Who Swallowed Birds

  • The Hiding Snow / The Three Riddles / The Deep Voice image

    Episode 46

    The Hiding Snow / The Three Riddles / The Deep Voice

  • The Farting Priest / The Demon Mask That Wept / Starfire image

    Episode 47

    The Farting Priest / The Demon Mask That Wept / Starfire

  • The Seven Swans / The Mysterious Love Poem / 'O' Is Hard image

    Episode 48

    The Seven Swans / The Mysterious Love Poem / 'O' Is Hard

  • The Cry That Split The Night / Octopuses Don't Have Bones / The Former Dog image

    Episode 49

    The Cry That Split The Night / Octopuses Don't Have Bones / The Former Dog

  • The Thousand League Sandals / The Mountain Priest & the White Wolf / The Days Pass So   Fast image

    Episode 50

    The Thousand League Sandals / The Mountain Priest & the White Wolf / The Days Pass So Fast

  • Yamata no Orochi / The Satori Woman and the Bucket Maker / Return the Smell image

    Episode 51

    Yamata no Orochi / The Satori Woman and the Bucket Maker / Return the Smell

  • Mother's Crystal / The Rolling Rice Ball / The Golden Arches image

    Episode 53

    Mother's Crystal / The Rolling Rice Ball / The Golden Arches

  • Bat / The Old Man And His Bump / Lunch Works image

    Episode 54

    Bat / The Old Man And His Bump / Lunch Works

  • Snake and Fox Repay a Debt / The Old Man Who Made the Dead Trees Blossom / The Pheasant and the Crow image

    Episode 55

    Snake and Fox Repay a Debt / The Old Man Who Made the Dead Trees Blossom / The Pheasant and the Crow

  • Tears Overflow / Strong Tarou / The Skylark and the Water of Youth image

    Episode 56

    Tears Overflow / Strong Tarou / The Skylark and the Water of Youth

  • The Mother and Daughter slay a demon / Kintaro / The Farting Girl image

    Episode 57

    The Mother and Daughter slay a demon / Kintaro / The Farting Girl

  • The Radish Samurai / The Furuya Forest / The Golden Horse Poop image

    Episode 58

    The Radish Samurai / The Furuya Forest / The Golden Horse Poop

  • When The Moon's Ring Disappears / The Rat Sutra / A Punch As A Reward image

    Episode 59

    When The Moon's Ring Disappears / The Rat Sutra / A Punch As A Reward

  • The Mermaid's Feast / The Fox and the Bear / The Beginning of Man image

    Episode 60

    The Mermaid's Feast / The Fox and the Bear / The Beginning of Man

  • The Red Thread / The Cow's Marriage / Beyond the Mirror image

    Episode 61

    The Red Thread / The Cow's Marriage / Beyond the Mirror

  • The Carp Wife / The Snot-Nosed Boy / The Giant Beanstalk image

    Episode 62

    The Carp Wife / The Snot-Nosed Boy / The Giant Beanstalk

  • The Monkey Repays A Debt / Little One Inch / The Gourd Boy image

    Episode 63

    The Monkey Repays A Debt / Little One Inch / The Gourd Boy

  • The Female Fox / Hirabayashi / The Wild Warrior and the Ox Cart image

    Episode 64

    The Female Fox / Hirabayashi / The Wild Warrior and the Ox Cart

  • The Dragonfly Rich Man / The Fishwife / Ikkyuu-san's Funny Story image

    Episode 65

    The Dragonfly Rich Man / The Fishwife / Ikkyuu-san's Funny Story

  • Monkey Masamune / The Days Pass So Fast / The Woodcutter & the Mountain Grannie image

    Episode 66

    Monkey Masamune / The Days Pass So Fast / The Woodcutter & the Mountain Grannie

  • Minister Yuriwaka /  The Fire Man / The Kid and the Priest Eat Poisonous Snacks image

    Episode 67

    Minister Yuriwaka / The Fire Man / The Kid and the Priest Eat Poisonous Snacks

  • The Talking Fish / Urashima Tarou / The Demon's Handprint image

    Episode 68

    The Talking Fish / Urashima Tarou / The Demon's Handprint

  • The Swallow with the Broken Leg / Left Behind / The Legend of the Nine-Headed Dragon image

    Episode 69

    The Swallow with the Broken Leg / Left Behind / The Legend of the Nine-Headed Dragon

  • Filial Devotion in Dreams / Rat Sumo / A Story of Stolen Melons image

    Episode 70

    Filial Devotion in Dreams / Rat Sumo / A Story of Stolen Melons

  • The Tree in the Pot / Princess Kaguya / The Monk and the Fox image

    Episode 71

    The Tree in the Pot / Princess Kaguya / The Monk and the Fox

  • Earless Houichi / Niou and Dokkoi / Badger Disaster image

    Episode 72

    Earless Houichi / Niou and Dokkoi / Badger Disaster

  • A Story of Futons / Chakurikakifu / The Dancing Bones image

    Episode 73

    A Story of Futons / Chakurikakifu / The Dancing Bones

  • Dandarabochi and the Giant Sandals / The Painted Wife / The Fox in the Bag image

    Episode 74

    Dandarabochi and the Giant Sandals / The Painted Wife / The Fox in the Bag

  • The Puppet Master / The God of the Bathroom / The Whale and the Sea Cucumber image

    Episode 75

    The Puppet Master / The God of the Bathroom / The Whale and the Sea Cucumber

  • Unspeaking Okiku / Ubasute Mountain / The Sumo Wrestler's Little Sister image

    Episode 76

    Unspeaking Okiku / Ubasute Mountain / The Sumo Wrestler's Little Sister

  • Monkey Crab / The Straw Headman / Head Lake image

    Episode 77

    Monkey Crab / The Straw Headman / Head Lake

  • The Little Chestnut / The Day The Kappa Came / The Oryuu Willow image

    Episode 79

    The Little Chestnut / The Day The Kappa Came / The Oryuu Willow

  • The Silver Temple / The Pebble Letter / The Famous Blade Kisenbamaru image

    Episode 80

    The Silver Temple / The Pebble Letter / The Famous Blade Kisenbamaru

  • The Sparrow With The Severed Tongue / The Horse Mountain Woman / The Dance of the Cats image

    Episode 81

    The Sparrow With The Severed Tongue / The Horse Mountain Woman / The Dance of the Cats

  • The Ear Statue / The Centipede Gets the Doctor / Benten's Swamp image

    Episode 82

    The Ear Statue / The Centipede Gets the Doctor / Benten's Swamp

  • The Village of the Dragonflies / The White Rabbit of Inaba / The Fortune Telling Competition image

    Episode 83

    The Village of the Dragonflies / The White Rabbit of Inaba / The Fortune Telling Competition

  • The Three Masks / The Tengu's Magic Cloak / The Flying Door image

    Episode 84

    The Three Masks / The Tengu's Magic Cloak / The Flying Door

  • The Old Woman and the Giant Octopus / Dokkoisho / The Tengu of Ashitaka Mountain image

    Episode 85

    The Old Woman and the Giant Octopus / Dokkoisho / The Tengu of Ashitaka Mountain

  • The Mysterious Blacksmith / The Fox Gives Birth / Senkamejo image

    Episode 86

    The Mysterious Blacksmith / The Fox Gives Birth / Senkamejo

  • The Cracking Mountain / The Three Charms / The Kappa and the Handwashing Basin image

    Episode 87

    The Cracking Mountain / The Three Charms / The Kappa and the Handwashing Basin

  • The Ghost Well / The Man Who Bought Dreams / Tougorou the Potato Digger image

    Episode 88

    The Ghost Well / The Man Who Bought Dreams / Tougorou the Potato Digger

  • Sacrificial Inari / The Crane Returns a Favor / The Monster in the Hat image

    Episode 89

    Sacrificial Inari / The Crane Returns a Favor / The Monster in the Hat

  • The Joroku Statue / The Gods of Poverty / The Carp in the Basin image

    Episode 90

    The Joroku Statue / The Gods of Poverty / The Carp in the Basin

  • The Gold Horse of New Years / The Statue with an Umbrella / Odote-sama image

    Episode 91

    The Gold Horse of New Years / The Statue with an Umbrella / Odote-sama

  • The Safflower Ship / The Story of the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac / Sent Salt image

    Episode 92

    The Safflower Ship / The Story of the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac / Sent Salt

  • The Deer Springs / Tail Fishing / Hachiroutarou image

    Episode 93

    The Deer Springs / Tail Fishing / Hachiroutarou

  • The Herrings and the Old Woman / The God of Wind and the Children / The Spider's Determination image

    Episode 94

    The Herrings and the Old Woman / The God of Wind and the Children / The Spider's Determination

  • Snake Lake / The Deep Voice / The Priest, the Kid, and the Fava Bean Tree image

    Episode 95

    Snake Lake / The Deep Voice / The Priest, the Kid, and the Fava Bean Tree

  • Sumo Inari / The Fava Bean, Straw, and Charcoal / The Man of the East & the Man of the West image

    Episode 96

    Sumo Inari / The Fava Bean, Straw, and Charcoal / The Man of the East & the Man of the West

  • The Stink Vine / Shippei-Tarou / Half-Naked Buhyo image

    Episode 97

    The Stink Vine / Shippei-Tarou / Half-Naked Buhyo

  • The Whispering Vinegar / The Old Man Who Swallowed Birds / The Tengu and the Sky Journey image

    Episode 98

    The Whispering Vinegar / The Old Man Who Swallowed Birds / The Tengu and the Sky Journey

  • The Snow Woman / Oshira-sama / The 600-year-old Woman image

    Episode 99

    The Snow Woman / Oshira-sama / The 600-year-old Woman

  • Cowlove Pass / Momotarou / Seibei the Soba-Eater image

    Episode 100

    Cowlove Pass / Momotarou / Seibei the Soba-Eater

  • The Demon who Became a Rock / Octopuses Don't Have Bones / The Ryuuguu Abyss image

    Episode 101

    The Demon who Became a Rock / Octopuses Don't Have Bones / The Ryuuguu Abyss

  • Raita and the Demon / O is Hard / The Burnt Statue image

    Episode 102

    Raita and the Demon / O is Hard / The Burnt Statue

  • Gonpachi and Tsubaki / The Thousand League Sandals / Mother and Child Hill image

    Episode 103

    Gonpachi and Tsubaki / The Thousand League Sandals / Mother and Child Hill

  • The Mountain Grannie of Mt. Choufuku / Sadaroku and Shiro / Zashiki-Warashi image

    Episode 105

    The Mountain Grannie of Mt. Choufuku / Sadaroku and Shiro / Zashiki-Warashi

  • Render the Fat / The Star Wife / The Rich Kashiki image

    Episode 106

    Render the Fat / The Star Wife / The Rich Kashiki

  • The Phoenix / The Wood Buddha and the Gold Buddha / Shibahama image

    Episode 107

    The Phoenix / The Wood Buddha and the Gold Buddha / Shibahama

  • The Monk and the Turtle / Kijimuna / The Stingy Memorial image

    Episode 108

    The Monk and the Turtle / Kijimuna / The Stingy Memorial

  • The Sending Star / The Promise with the Master of the River / Gonbei the Duck Hunter image

    Episode 109

    The Sending Star / The Promise with the Master of the River / Gonbei the Duck Hunter

  • Takohachi the Headman / The Rich Man and Bracken / The Wife's Talent image

    Episode 110

    Takohachi the Headman / The Rich Man and Bracken / The Wife's Talent

  • Eating in Order / The Old Woman Who Became a God / Yayoi's ship image

    Episode 111

    Eating in Order / The Old Woman Who Became a God / Yayoi's ship

  • Masakichi and the Jizo Statue / The Bee and the Bandit / The God of Death image

    Episode 112

    Masakichi and the Jizo Statue / The Bee and the Bandit / The God of Death

  • The Sun and the Golden Rope / The Kid and the 31 Characters / Ushiwakamaru image

    Episode 113

    The Sun and the Golden Rope / The Kid and the 31 Characters / Ushiwakamaru

  • The Trout Repays a Debt / The Foreigner's Cowbones / The Six Warriors image

    Episode 114

    The Trout Repays a Debt / The Foreigner's Cowbones / The Six Warriors

  • Matsu Goes to Ise / The Zatou's Tree / The Powerful Servant image

    Episode 115

    Matsu Goes to Ise / The Zatou's Tree / The Powerful Servant

  • The Weasel and the Rat / Kotaro and the Dragon / The Thunder God and the Girl image

    Episode 116

    The Weasel and the Rat / Kotaro and the Dragon / The Thunder God and the Girl

  • The Treasure Swamp / Tatsukohime / Kurohime and the Dragon image

    Episode 117

    The Treasure Swamp / Tatsukohime / Kurohime and the Dragon

  • The Carried Priest / The Man Who Knew Hell / The Ghost Ladle image

    Episode 118

    The Carried Priest / The Man Who Knew Hell / The Ghost Ladle

  • The Bride on a Hazy Moonlit Night / Hitomokko Mountain / The Flying Shed image

    Episode 119

    The Bride on a Hazy Moonlit Night / Hitomokko Mountain / The Flying Shed

  • Ikkyuu-san Defeats the Tiger / The Mountain God and the Child / Tsurumizuka image

    Episode 120

    Ikkyuu-san Defeats the Tiger / The Mountain God and the Child / Tsurumizuka

  • The Mole and the Sun / The Fox Repays a Debt / Drinking Tea image

    Episode 121

    The Mole and the Sun / The Fox Repays a Debt / Drinking Tea

  • Dragon God Granny / You Can't Shake Sleeves You Don't Have / The Raccoon Wood of Shoujou Temple image

    Episode 122

    Dragon God Granny / You Can't Shake Sleeves You Don't Have / The Raccoon Wood of Shoujou Temple

  • The Buddha That Keeps Away Fire / The Curse of the Willow / The House That Would Not Eat Salmon image

    Episode 123

    The Buddha That Keeps Away Fire / The Curse of the Willow / The House That Would Not Eat Salmon

  • The Soul that was Hunted by the Dead / Octopus Bhaisajyaguru / The Nursing Willow image

    Episode 124

    The Soul that was Hunted by the Dead / Octopus Bhaisajyaguru / The Nursing Willow

  • The Bean and the Priest Statue / The Reed Spring / White Bird Pass. image

    Episode 125

    The Bean and the Priest Statue / The Reed Spring / White Bird Pass.

  • Asamutsu Bridge / The Strong Wife / The Flower-Watching Ghost image

    Episode 126

    Asamutsu Bridge / The Strong Wife / The Flower-Watching Ghost

  • The Priest Statue Falls in Love / The Flat Nose of the Trickster Fox / A Room with an Owl image

    Episode 127

    The Priest Statue Falls in Love / The Flat Nose of the Trickster Fox / A Room with an Owl

  • The Cat's Teacup / Monogusatarou / The Monkey and the Toad image

    Episode 128

    The Cat's Teacup / Monogusatarou / The Monkey and the Toad

  • The Kannon Statue of Love / The Box that Doesn't Open / Candle Confusion image

    Episode 129

    The Kannon Statue of Love / The Box that Doesn't Open / Candle Confusion

  • The Old Man Who Made Flowers Bloom \ The Thousand Coin Orange \ Paradise Thief image

    Episode 130

    The Old Man Who Made Flowers Bloom \ The Thousand Coin Orange \ Paradise Thief

  • The Crane Repays a Debt / Tower of Warthogs / Lightning and the Stone Urn image

    Episode 131

    The Crane Repays a Debt / Tower of Warthogs / Lightning and the Stone Urn

  • The Extending Head / Strong Tarou / Kijimuna and the Sea God image

    Episode 132

    The Extending Head / Strong Tarou / Kijimuna and the Sea God

  • Nopperabou / Princess Kaguya / Sutokuin image

    Episode 133

    Nopperabou / Princess Kaguya / Sutokuin

  • Soba and Mochi / Crab Questions and Answers / The Old Man and His Bumps image

    Episode 134

    Soba and Mochi / Crab Questions and Answers / The Old Man and His Bumps

  • Kintarou / The Cat of Nekodake / A Bull Running on a Moonlit Night image

    Episode 135

    Kintarou / The Cat of Nekodake / A Bull Running on a Moonlit Night

  • The Straw Rich Man / The Bow and Arrow Brothers / The Shrine Priestess' Dance image

    Episode 136

    The Straw Rich Man / The Bow and Arrow Brothers / The Shrine Priestess' Dance

  • The Woodcutter and the Monster Crab / The Monster Tamer / Rolling Rice Balls image

    Episode 137

    The Woodcutter and the Monster Crab / The Monster Tamer / Rolling Rice Balls

  • The Raccoon's Spinning Wheel / The Two Moons / The Mountain Where you Leave Grandma to Die image

    Episode 138

    The Raccoon's Spinning Wheel / The Two Moons / The Mountain Where you Leave Grandma to Die

  • The Blessing the Rat Brought / Urashima Tarou / The Kajika Folding Screen image

    Episode 139

    The Blessing the Rat Brought / Urashima Tarou / The Kajika Folding Screen

  • Little One Inch / The Wolf Rock / The Meguro Pike image

    Episode 140

    Little One Inch / The Wolf Rock / The Meguro Pike

  • Zenroku the Sawyer / The Feather Robe of Heaven / The Hermit Orange image

    Episode 141

    Zenroku the Sawyer / The Feather Robe of Heaven / The Hermit Orange

  • The Gods of Poverty Play Sumo / Trip, Trip / The Hat Jizou Statue image

    Episode 142

    The Gods of Poverty Play Sumo / Trip, Trip / The Hat Jizou Statue

  • The Bunbuku Teapot / The Anbarayami Horse / The Stone Door of Heaven image

    Episode 143

    The Bunbuku Teapot / The Anbarayami Horse / The Stone Door of Heaven

  • Wakahime of Ryuuguu / The Salt Millstone / The Escaped Sparrow image

    Episode 144

    Wakahime of Ryuuguu / The Salt Millstone / The Escaped Sparrow

  • The Two Virtues / Udo-san's Journey / The Monkey Priest Statue image

    Episode 145

    The Two Virtues / Udo-san's Journey / The Monkey Priest Statue

  • Momotarou / The Mountain Bird's Arrow / The Thunder God that Married \Nthe Soba Stand Owner image

    Episode 146

    Momotarou / The Mountain Bird's Arrow / The Thunder God that Married \Nthe Soba Stand Owner

  • Ofuku and the Oni / The Oni's Toshitori / The Priest and the Raccoon image

    Episode 147

    Ofuku and the Oni / The Oni's Toshitori / The Priest and the Raccoon

  • The Golden Egg / The Man Who Became a Turtle / Sannennetarou image

    Episode 148

    The Golden Egg / The Man Who Became a Turtle / Sannennetarou

  • The Horsefly Repays a Debt / The Thunder God and the Doctor / The Painted Wife image

    Episode 149

    The Horsefly Repays a Debt / The Thunder God and the Doctor / The Painted Wife

  • The Water Seed / The Blessing Rat / The Hermit Who Did Nothing image

    Episode 150

    The Water Seed / The Blessing Rat / The Hermit Who Did Nothing

  • The Weight Fox / The Most Important Man in the World / The Hina's Yobayashi image

    Episode 151

    The Weight Fox / The Most Important Man in the World / The Hina's Yobayashi

  • The Mountain Grannie and the Traveling Performer / Sentoku's Money / Okoze's Love image

    Episode 152

    The Mountain Grannie and the Traveling Performer / Sentoku's Money / Okoze's Love

  • The Thief's Loss / The Horse, Dog, Cat, and Chicken Go On A Journey / Stories For Ten Coins image

    Episode 153

    The Thief's Loss / The Horse, Dog, Cat, and Chicken Go On A Journey / Stories For Ten Coins

  • The Horse and the Kaaranbe / The White Fox Repays a Debt / Sarasarayasara image

    Episode 154

    The Horse and the Kaaranbe / The White Fox Repays a Debt / Sarasarayasara

  • Monkey and Crab / Greedy Kihachi / The Spider's Twill image

    Episode 156

    Monkey and Crab / Greedy Kihachi / The Spider's Twill

  • Scary Buns / The Raindrop Monster / The Carpenter And Oniroku image

    Episode 157

    Scary Buns / The Raindrop Monster / The Carpenter And Oniroku

  • Kachikachi Mountain / Long Arms and Long Legs / Mountain Monk Rock image

    Episode 158

    Kachikachi Mountain / Long Arms and Long Legs / Mountain Monk Rock

  • Ash-Covered Haitarou / The Tengu's Sake / Kanekichi the Flute Player image

    Episode 159

    Ash-Covered Haitarou / The Tengu's Sake / Kanekichi the Flute Player

  • The Fox of Battari Stream / Celebratory Sumo / Quiet Contest image

    Episode 160

    The Fox of Battari Stream / Celebratory Sumo / Quiet Contest

  • The Cowherding Priest Statue | Tanokyuu | Whale Bridge image

    Episode 161

    The Cowherding Priest Statue | Tanokyuu | Whale Bridge

  • Tenshiki | The Snot-Nosed Kid | Mayoiga image

    Episode 162

    Tenshiki | The Snot-Nosed Kid | Mayoiga

  • The Priest Becomes a Carp | The Pot's Song | Teapot image

    Episode 163

    The Priest Becomes a Carp | The Pot's Song | Teapot

  • The Listening Hood | You There, Grandpa? | The Carrot, the Burdock, and the Radish image

    Episode 164

    The Listening Hood | You There, Grandpa? | The Carrot, the Burdock, and the Radish

  • The Hornless Sazae | The Willowleaf Fish | The High Priest Who Came to the Village image

    Episode 165

    The Hornless Sazae | The Willowleaf Fish | The High Priest Who Came to the Village

  • Eat Miso Beans Even if You Have to Go Back Three Leagues | Netarou of Asa | Tarou of the Broken Bowl image

    Episode 166

    Eat Miso Beans Even if You Have to Go Back Three Leagues | Netarou of Asa | Tarou of the Broken Bowl

  • The Man Who was Faster than a Horse | The Incredibly Strong Oni Tayuu | The Kappa and the Gourd image

    Episode 167

    The Man Who was Faster than a Horse | The Incredibly Strong Oni Tayuu | The Kappa and the Gourd

  • Two Young Boys with a Destiny | Osan the Fox and Yosaburou the Raccoon | The Underground Country image

    Episode 168

    Two Young Boys with a Destiny | Osan the Fox and Yosaburou the Raccoon | The Underground Country

  • The Story of the Man Who Was Always in a Hurry | The Cat of Unpenji Temple  | The Yama-Ori Rich Man image

    Episode 169

    The Story of the Man Who Was Always in a Hurry | The Cat of Unpenji Temple | The Yama-Ori Rich Man

  • The Cat's Play | Hanbei Daimyoujin | The Gourd Kannon image

    Episode 170

    The Cat's Play | Hanbei Daimyoujin | The Gourd Kannon

  • We Still Don't Know | The Thunder and the Mulberry Tree | Earless Houichi image

    Episode 171

    We Still Don't Know | The Thunder and the Mulberry Tree | Earless Houichi

  • The Round Priest Statue | The Priest Statue That Faced Sideways | Inside the Teacup image

    Episode 172

    The Round Priest Statue | The Priest Statue That Faced Sideways | Inside the Teacup

  • The Bean Stalk and the Heavenly Mansion | Otei's Story | Moyabune image

    Episode 173

    The Bean Stalk and the Heavenly Mansion | Otei's Story | Moyabune

  • Urashima of Kurobe | Yachabou | Oshidori image

    Episode 174

    Urashima of Kurobe | Yachabou | Oshidori

  • The Cursed Blade that Sank into the Swamp | The Plate Mansion of Banchou | Zensuke, the Badger, and the Kappa image

    Episode 175

    The Cursed Blade that Sank into the Swamp | The Plate Mansion of Banchou | Zensuke, the Badger, and the Kappa

  • The Giant Octopus's Hat | The Buried Secret | The Unibrow Raccoon image

    Episode 176

    The Giant Octopus's Hat | The Buried Secret | The Unibrow Raccoon

  • The Kappa Kid | The Priest and the Kid's \N'Who Ate it?' | The Sparrow and the Woodpecker image

    Episode 177

    The Kappa Kid | The Priest and the Kid's \N'Who Ate it?' | The Sparrow and the Woodpecker

  • Hakke Hachitarou | Ohatsu Kannon | The Monster of Red Lake image

    Episode 178

    Hakke Hachitarou | Ohatsu Kannon | The Monster of Red Lake

  • Sleep and Wait For Good News | The Farting Old Woman | The Black Kite's Egg image

    Episode 179

    Sleep and Wait For Good News | The Farting Old Woman | The Black Kite's Egg

  • Monster Temple | Eggplant Grannie | The Tengu's Invisibility Cape image

    Episode 180

    Monster Temple | Eggplant Grannie | The Tengu's Invisibility Cape

  • Momotarou | The Frogs Who Didn't Respect Their Elders | The Water of Youth image

    Episode 182

    Momotarou | The Frogs Who Didn't Respect Their Elders | The Water of Youth

  • The Old Man and His Bump | Buzz! Buzz! Serve Sake! | The Hammer's Handle image

    Episode 183

    The Old Man and His Bump | Buzz! Buzz! Serve Sake! | The Hammer's Handle

  • Kintarou | The Lightning God's Handprint | The Master of Lying image

    Episode 184

    Kintarou | The Lightning God's Handprint | The Master of Lying

  • The Teapot Raccoon | The Difficult Marriage Question | Three Merchants image

    Episode 185

    The Teapot Raccoon | The Difficult Marriage Question | Three Merchants

  • The Rolling Riceball | The Demon's Bath | Lake Head image

    Episode 186

    The Rolling Riceball | The Demon's Bath | Lake Head

  • Urashima Tarou | The Crane's Gift | Gosuke-don's Business image

    Episode 187

    Urashima Tarou | The Crane's Gift | Gosuke-don's Business

  • Little One Inch | The Wind God & the Children | The Lord Goes Thumpity-Thud image

    Episode 188

    Little One Inch | The Wind God & the Children | The Lord Goes Thumpity-Thud

  • Three Talismans | Saruya's Rock | The Rat Takes a Husband image

    Episode 189

    Three Talismans | Saruya's Rock | The Rat Takes a Husband

  • Princess Kaguya | Princess Hachikatsugi | Princess Kaminaga image

    Episode 190

    Princess Kaguya | Princess Hachikatsugi | Princess Kaminaga

  • Monkey Crab | Cow Demon | The Boundary Between the Northern and Southern Villages image

    Episode 191

    Monkey Crab | Cow Demon | The Boundary Between the Northern and Southern Villages

  • The Old Man Who Made Flowers Bloom | Umi Bouzu | Comparing Transformations image

    Episode 192

    The Old Man Who Made Flowers Bloom | Umi Bouzu | Comparing Transformations

  • The Crane Repays a Debt | Chinchin Kobakama | The Monster and the Mountain Grannie image

    Episode 193

    The Crane Repays a Debt | Chinchin Kobakama | The Monster and the Mountain Grannie

  • The Umbrella Priest Statues | The Great Year's Fire | The Snow Woman image

    Episode 194

    The Umbrella Priest Statues | The Great Year's Fire | The Snow Woman

  • The Man Who Bought Dreams | The Badger of Eagle Mountain | Ishibumi-sama Heals Illness image

    Episode 195

    The Man Who Bought Dreams | The Badger of Eagle Mountain | Ishibumi-sama Heals Illness

  • Rolling Yams | The Gama Frog's Oil | The Arasaka Rich Man image

    Episode 196

    Rolling Yams | The Gama Frog's Oil | The Arasaka Rich Man

  • The Rat Sutra | The Great Snake of Gondayuu Lake | A Tale of Yomeda image

    Episode 197

    The Rat Sutra | The Great Snake of Gondayuu Lake | A Tale of Yomeda

  • The Fire Man | Shouninbaru | Deetarabocchi image

    Episode 198

    The Fire Man | Shouninbaru | Deetarabocchi

  • The Ear Priest Statue | The Cow That Dove into Tega Swamp | The Man Who Cut Reeds image

    Episode 199

    The Ear Priest Statue | The Cow That Dove into Tega Swamp | The Man Who Cut Reeds

  • The Ghost Who Raised a Child | Oman Cherry Blossoms | The Oso Fox and the Blacksmith image

    Episode 200

    The Ghost Who Raised a Child | Oman Cherry Blossoms | The Oso Fox and the Blacksmith

  • The Wife Who Didn't Eat | Yawn Achoo Poot | The Ushi no Koku Mairi image

    Episode 201

    The Wife Who Didn't Eat | Yawn Achoo Poot | The Ushi no Koku Mairi

  • The Sparrow with the Severed Tongue | The Dream of the Mortar Seller | The Fox Wife image

    Episode 202

    The Sparrow with the Severed Tongue | The Dream of the Mortar Seller | The Fox Wife

  • The Forest of Furuya | The Tengu and the Potato | The Kakegoro of Kanne and the Princess image

    Episode 203

    The Forest of Furuya | The Tengu and the Potato | The Kakegoro of Kanne and the Princess

  • The Village of the Nightingales | The Rich Man and Gatarou | The Soul that Went Into a Different Girl image

    Episode 204

    The Village of the Nightingales | The Rich Man and Gatarou | The Soul that Went Into a Different Girl

  • Zashikiwarashi | The Lazy Husband and the Nagging Wife | The Peach and the Red Demon image

    Episode 205

    Zashikiwarashi | The Lazy Husband and the Nagging Wife | The Peach and the Red Demon

  • Watermelon Princess | The Former Dog | The Shocked Daikon Radish image

    Episode 206

    Watermelon Princess | The Former Dog | The Shocked Daikon Radish

  • Momotarou | The Buckwheat Dumpling Priest | The Nose and Morning Porridge image

    Episode 208

    Momotarou | The Buckwheat Dumpling Priest | The Nose and Morning Porridge

  • The Pond Snail Rich Man | Yaobikuni | The Child of the Giant Snake image

    Episode 209

    The Pond Snail Rich Man | Yaobikuni | The Child of the Giant Snake

  • Yatsubakezukin | Even The Sardine's Head Begins with Faith | Onisuke and Hikoshichi image

    Episode 210

    Yatsubakezukin | Even The Sardine's Head Begins with Faith | Onisuke and Hikoshichi

  • Shippei Tarou | A Field of Rape Blossoms That Bloomed Overnight | The Light on the Buddha's Forehead image

    Episode 211

    Shippei Tarou | A Field of Rape Blossoms That Bloomed Overnight | The Light on the Buddha's Forehead

  • The Cow's Marriage | Shibahama | The Ocelot and the Priest image

    Episode 212

    The Cow's Marriage | Shibahama | The Ocelot and the Priest

  • Ushiwakamaru | The Demon Granny of Adachigahara | The Days Fly By image

    Episode 213

    Ushiwakamaru | The Demon Granny of Adachigahara | The Days Fly By

  • The White Rabbit of Inaba | The Giant, Strange-Colored Deer | The Jewel of Sangosu image

    Episode 214

    The White Rabbit of Inaba | The Giant, Strange-Colored Deer | The Jewel of Sangosu

  • The Pond Snail Sisters | The White Snake Girl | The Blue Tengu and the Red Tengu image

    Episode 215

    The Pond Snail Sisters | The White Snake Girl | The Blue Tengu and the Red Tengu

  • The Cat from the Dragon Palace | Sashisaba and Tsurushigaki | The Fart-Seller image

    Episode 216

    The Cat from the Dragon Palace | Sashisaba and Tsurushigaki | The Fart-Seller

  • The Monkey Groom | Otojo's Fire | The Oil Seller and the Fox image

    Episode 217

    The Monkey Groom | Otojo's Fire | The Oil Seller and the Fox

  • Monogusa Tarou | The Flute of the Moonlit Night | Shrimp and Crow image

    Episode 218

    Monogusa Tarou | The Flute of the Moonlit Night | Shrimp and Crow

  • Umisachihiko and Yamasachihiko | The Stupid Groom and the Crab Loincloth | The Demons Who Passed Through Demon Pass image

    Episode 219

    Umisachihiko and Yamasachihiko | The Stupid Groom and the Crab Loincloth | The Demons Who Passed Through Demon Pass

  • Niou and Dokkoi | Cowbear-sama | Yashagaike image

    Episode 220

    Niou and Dokkoi | Cowbear-sama | Yashagaike

  • Orihime and Hikoboshi | The Mercy of the Priest Statue | Yatsuhashi image

    Episode 221

    Orihime and Hikoboshi | The Mercy of the Priest Statue | Yatsuhashi

  • The Oyster Mushroom at the Bottom of the Valley | The Bride's Present | The Tree Peony and the Rat image

    Episode 222

    The Oyster Mushroom at the Bottom of the Valley | The Bride's Present | The Tree Peony and the Rat

  • The Story of the Tengu on Dainichiyama | The Fox's Gift | The Child that was Kidnapped by an Eagle image

    Episode 223

    The Story of the Tengu on Dainichiyama | The Fox's Gift | The Child that was Kidnapped by an Eagle

  • The Boy and the Fox | One Piece of Kannon's Thigh-Meat | Gonzou Bug image

    Episode 224

    The Boy and the Fox | One Piece of Kannon's Thigh-Meat | Gonzou Bug

  • Oitekebori | The Flying Man and His Flying Journey | Otogirisou image

    Episode 225

    Oitekebori | The Flying Man and His Flying Journey | Otogirisou

  • Yotsuya Ghost Story | The Inn in the Grave | The Thief of Paradise image

    Episode 226

    Yotsuya Ghost Story | The Inn in the Grave | The Thief of Paradise

  • The Dead Wife's Evil Spirit | Nursemaid Cherry Blossoms | The Snake Samurai image

    Episode 227

    The Dead Wife's Evil Spirit | Nursemaid Cherry Blossoms | The Snake Samurai

  • The Box of Jealousy | The Mirror and the Bell | The Cat's Teacup image

    Episode 228

    The Box of Jealousy | The Mirror and the Bell | The Cat's Teacup

  • The Broken Promise | The Story of the Green Willow | Enma-sama is Hachigoro-do image

    Episode 229

    The Broken Promise | The Story of the Green Willow | Enma-sama is Hachigoro-do

  • Magoshiroubuchi | The Zuitan Priest Statue | The Tale of Kotohime image

    Episode 230

    Magoshiroubuchi | The Zuitan Priest Statue | The Tale of Kotohime

  • Careless Soukurou | The Decapitated Priest Statue | Genji and the Hood image

    Episode 231

    Careless Soukurou | The Decapitated Priest Statue | Genji and the Hood

  • The Man Who Saw His Own Funeral | Ghost Road | Kissaku's Fall image

    Episode 232

    The Man Who Saw His Own Funeral | Ghost Road | Kissaku's Fall

  • The Fishwife | Obusaritee | The Fox Kid of Ankokuji image

    Episode 234

    The Fishwife | Obusaritee | The Fox Kid of Ankokuji

  • Meguro Saury | Kappa Dokkuri | The Giant Carp that Sank A Boat image

    Episode 235

    Meguro Saury | Kappa Dokkuri | The Giant Carp that Sank A Boat

  • The Ginger Wife | The Tanuki's Spinning Wheel | The Fox's Birth image

    Episode 236

    The Ginger Wife | The Tanuki's Spinning Wheel | The Fox's Birth

  • Rokurokubi | Rat Sumo | Oshira-sama image

    Episode 237

    Rokurokubi | Rat Sumo | Oshira-sama

  • Heaven's Blessings, Earth's Blessings | Daikoku Buys Salt | Fujiwara Village image

    Episode 238

    Heaven's Blessings, Earth's Blessings | Daikoku Buys Salt | Fujiwara Village

  • The Takohachi Rich Man | Bunshichi Mottoi | The Oryuu Willow image

    Episode 239

    The Takohachi Rich Man | Bunshichi Mottoi | The Oryuu Willow

  • Yamata no Orochi | Lake Moon | The Demon and the Chinese Yam image

    Episode 240

    Yamata no Orochi | Lake Moon | The Demon and the Chinese Yam

  • Three Talismans | Biwakuuna | A Treasure Entrusted image

    Episode 241

    Three Talismans | Biwakuuna | A Treasure Entrusted

  • The Kappa of Ise | The Centipede Gets a Doctor | The Rich Man Who Became a Monkey image

    Episode 242

    The Kappa of Ise | The Centipede Gets a Doctor | The Rich Man Who Became a Monkey

  • Karoku and the Crane | The Shiranui Pine | Gohachi is Kidnapped by a Tengu image

    Episode 243

    Karoku and the Crane | The Shiranui Pine | Gohachi is Kidnapped by a Tengu

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    Episode 244

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joudherb's avatar by joudherb on Jan 28, 2016
Score 7/10

This is my first review. As an Asian and an outsider to Japanese culture I enjoyed the short stories which reflected the Shinto and Buddhist culture beautifully. Some stories have a moral, others are meant to explain the reasons for certain customs/rituals/ habits for Japanese children to follow. It is primarily aimed at a Japanese audience in my opinion but I enjoyed them just the same - I kept... read more

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