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What are Japanese folktales? Basically, Japanese folktales are the folktales of Japan. In more commonplace usage, Japanese folktales signify a certain set of well-known classic tales. This is acceptable in ordinary usage, with only a vague distinction of whether they fit the rigorous definition of folktale or not. There are movies from the internet and TV series that still show the Japanese folktales with different versions.

momoSome of the Most Popular Japanese Folktales

The first popular Japanese folktale is Momotaro, or loosely translated as Peach Boy. The story deals with a boy who came to the earth in a giant peach, and this boy was named Momotaro, where Momo means peach, and taro means ‘the eldest son in the family’. He was found by an old, childless woman who was washing clothes in the river where Momotaro’s peach fell into. The adventures of Momotaro then followed after that, and at the end of the story he also became some sort of hero. You can purchase the storybook in different languages online. Just get your promo code today when you subscribe to the website.


kaguyaThe second popular Japanese folktale is entitled the Urashima Taro. This tale is all about Urashima Taro, who is a farmer who recues a turtle and is rewarded with a special trip under the ocean to visit the kingdom of the Dragon God. The princess in the ocean gives the farmer a box, and tells him not to open the box if he wants to stay happy. The punishment occurs when the farmer gets on land and opens the box anyway. This story emphasizes the value of obedience for the sake of happiness.

The third story is entitled Kaguyahime. Also known as The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, it has been adapted into other formats several times. Its most recent adaptation was an animated film done by Studio Ghibli. Kaguyahime tells the life of a mysterious girl called Kaguya-hime, who was discovered as a baby inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant. She is said to be from Tsuki-no-Miyako (“The Capital of the Moon”).


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