Folktales from Japan

Alt title: Furusato Saisei Nippon no Mukashi Banashi

TV (258 eps)
2012 - 2017
Spring 2012
3.495 out of 5 from 529 votes
Rank #3,460

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

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