Folktales from Japan

Alt title: Furusato Saisei Nippon no Mukashi Banashi

TV (258 eps)
3.184 of 5 from 436 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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joudherb 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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