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by A. B. Mitford
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Mythology & Folk Tales
  • Author:
    A. B. Mitford
  • ISBN:
    0486440621
  • ISBN13:
    978-0486440620
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  • Publisher:
    Dover Publications (March 24, 2005)
  • Pages:
    320 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Mythology & Folk Tales
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    1493 kb
  • Rating:
    4.3
  • Votes:
    224
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Start reading Tales of Old Japan on your Kindle in under a minute Mitford's admiration of the Japanese resonates throughout dispelling the myth of the myopic Victorian.

Start reading Tales of Old Japan on your Kindle in under a minute. Mitford's admiration of the Japanese resonates throughout dispelling the myth of the myopic Victorian. Sadly, for him and his family, he sold this book straight out thereby never receiving royalties for this perennial steady seller! Interesting aside, Mitford is the paternal grandfather of the famous and infamous Mitford sisters. 5 people found this helpful.

Tales of Old Japan book. The member of a distinguished British literary family, A. B. Mitford traveled widely with his parents as a youth and lived in various European countries. From 1866-70, he served as an attaché with the British legation at Edo (Tokyo) - one of the first foreign diplomats to do so. During his brief stay there, Mitford lived through a period of dramatic and tumultuous change The member of a distinguished British literary family, A.

The member of a distinguished British literary family, A.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. During his brief stay there, Mitford lived through a period of dramatic and tumultuous change in Japanese history. A feudal nation on his arrival, Japan had entered the era of Westernization before he left some three years later.

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Tales of Old Japan Folklore, Fairy Tales, Ghost Stories and Legends of the Samurai by . Mitford 9780486440620 (Paperback, 2005) Delivery UK delivery is usually within 9 to 11 working days. Read full description. The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore by Michael Dylan Foster (Paperback, 2014). Handbook of Japanese Mythology by Michael Ashkenazi (Paperback, 2008). 1. 4 New. £1. 5 Used.

Mitford (Lord Redesdale) was a British author and diplomat. He was attache at the British legation in Edo (Tokyo) at the beginning of Japan's turbulent Meiji Restoration and was witness to Japan's opening to the West. His writings were hugely popular and helped shape the West's understanding of Japanese culture. He is the author of The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore (2015), Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yokai (2009), and numerous articles on Japanese folklore, literature and media. A feudal nation on his arrival, Japan had entered the era of "Westernization" before he left some three years later.

With a fascinating selection of stories about Japanese culture and history, . Mitford-who lived and worked in Japan as a British diplomat-presents a broad cross section of tales from many Japanese sources. Discover more about practically every aspect of Japanese life-from myths and legends to society and religion. The Japan Times First published in 1871, Tales of Old Japan has withstood the test of time and taken its place as one of the classic volumes of Japanese literature.


Risa
A glimpse of Japan in the mid-1800's, a time of massive societal and cultural change, by a surprisingly enlightened Victorian gentleman whose sympathetic telling of not only Japanese folk tales but of Japanese culture and society provides unusually accurate insight about the mysterious Japanese. Mitford's admiration of the Japanese resonates throughout dispelling the myth of the myopic Victorian.

Sadly, for him and his family, he sold this book straight out thereby never receiving royalties for this perennial steady seller!

Interesting aside, Mitford is the paternal grandfather of the famous and infamous Mitford sisters.
Hatе&love
The stories were okay. The transition was poor. I was familiar with some of the stories and found what was told in this book to be incomplete which made the stories seem shallow. The narrative between stories was drawn out and I felt like it was more to fill the pages to make the book longer. Not at all what I expected. Would not recommend this.
Delan
I have already read this book for a second time. The tales are wonderful and informative and there are sections with the authors eyewitness accounts of an actual seppuku and marriage ceremony in 19th century Japan among other things. A wonderful addition to my personal library.
Rare
This reads a bit like Shakespeare had Shakespeare written about Japanese legends. In other words, it's difficult to follow sometimes. If you've ever read The Tale of Genji, this reads similar to that in my opinion. I'm interested enough in the history culture of old Japan that I don't mind it too much, but I'll admit the book wasn't what I was expecting or hoping for. On an upside, It's very detailed. I do like that being that I lived in Japan for several years, and the descriptions of the landscapes and locations feel very familiar to me. If you're looking for historical legends and folklore, you may enjoy this book. If you're looking for more in the way of mostly old ghost stories from Japan, this book may leave you disappointed.
Stan
Great book, great price, pondering theory and thought
Djang
It was a gift for my niece who is studying Cultural Anthro. An excellent addition to a library on world wide Folke Lore.
Sarin
I purchased this book thinking I might use it for my 3rd grade classroom as we studied Japan, and all of Asia as Geography in school. I gleaned ideas from the book, but I believe it to be one to be enjoyed by older students. As an elementary teacher, it was not much help. As an adult who lived in Japan for two years, I found the stories very interesting.
I highly recommend this book to anybody that wants to learn about Japanese history. The book includes the story of the 47 ronin, a must for students of Japanese Culture and martial artist, and stories, folktales and sermons prior to the 20th century.