In Japanese, the term minkan denshō ( 民間伝承 , "transmissions among the folk" ) is used to describe folklore; the study of folkloristics is known as minzokugaku ( 民俗学 ) . Folklorists also employ the term minzoku shiryō ( 民俗資料 ) or "folklore material" ( 民俗資料 ) to refer to objects and arts they study.

Men dressed as namahage , wearing ogre-like masks and traditional straw capes ( mino ) make rounds of homes, [1] in an annual ritual of the Oga Peninsula area of the Northeast region. These ogre-men masquerade as kami looking to instill fear in the children who are lazily idling around the fire. This is a particularly colorful example of folk practice still kept alive.

A parallel custom is the secretive Akamata-Kuromata [ ja ] ritual of the Yaeyama Islands , Okinawa which does not allow itself to be photographed. [2] [3]

In Japanese, the term minkan denshō ( 民間伝承 , "transmissions among the folk" ) is used to describe folklore; the study of folkloristics is known as minzokugaku ( 民俗学 ) . Folklorists also employ the term minzoku shiryō ( 民俗資料 ) or "folklore material" ( 民俗資料 ) to refer to objects and arts they study.

Men dressed as namahage , wearing ogre-like masks and traditional straw capes ( mino ) make rounds of homes, [1] in an annual ritual of the Oga Peninsula area of the Northeast region. These ogre-men masquerade as kami looking to instill fear in the children who are lazily idling around the fire. This is a particularly colorful example of folk practice still kept alive.

A parallel custom is the secretive Akamata-Kuromata [ ja ] ritual of the Yaeyama Islands , Okinawa which does not allow itself to be photographed. [2] [3]

Read Japanese fairy tales by Yei Theodora Ozaki, and from the collections of Grace James and Matilda Chaplin Ayrton. Jump to full list of Japanese tales.

Much of the folklore and fairy tales of Japan are influenced and inspired by their religious beliefs, Shinto and Buddhism; however, the Japanese folklore canon also takes some of its influences from other countries’ literature, such as the stories of ancient India. The characteristics of the folk tales are varied, but like The Grimm Brothers and stories of other famous storytellers, the folk tales from Japan feature themes like kindness, magic, and greed. Japanese folklore also include supernatural stories featuring creatures, spirits and monsters, many of which have characteristics of nature.

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Author : Grace James
Published : 1912
Publisher : Macmillan And Co., Limited, London

The collection of folktales from Africa consists of four books with 88 stories: 28 South African folktales, 40 Nigerian folktales and 10 Tanzanian folktales.

The collection of folktales from Asia consists of fourteen books with 353 stories: 55 Arabic folktales, 104 Chinese folktales, 69 Indian folktales, 69 Japanese folktales and 61 Filipino folktales.

In Japanese, the term minkan denshō ( 民間伝承 , "transmissions among the folk" ) is used to describe folklore; the study of folkloristics is known as minzokugaku ( 民俗学 ) . Folklorists also employ the term minzoku shiryō ( 民俗資料 ) or "folklore material" ( 民俗資料 ) to refer to objects and arts they study.

Men dressed as namahage , wearing ogre-like masks and traditional straw capes ( mino ) make rounds of homes, [1] in an annual ritual of the Oga Peninsula area of the Northeast region. These ogre-men masquerade as kami looking to instill fear in the children who are lazily idling around the fire. This is a particularly colorful example of folk practice still kept alive.

A parallel custom is the secretive Akamata-Kuromata [ ja ] ritual of the Yaeyama Islands , Okinawa which does not allow itself to be photographed. [2] [3]

Read Japanese fairy tales by Yei Theodora Ozaki, and from the collections of Grace James and Matilda Chaplin Ayrton. Jump to full list of Japanese tales.

Much of the folklore and fairy tales of Japan are influenced and inspired by their religious beliefs, Shinto and Buddhism; however, the Japanese folklore canon also takes some of its influences from other countries’ literature, such as the stories of ancient India. The characteristics of the folk tales are varied, but like The Grimm Brothers and stories of other famous storytellers, the folk tales from Japan feature themes like kindness, magic, and greed. Japanese folklore also include supernatural stories featuring creatures, spirits and monsters, many of which have characteristics of nature.

Fairytalez.com is the world's largest collection of fairy tales, fables and folktales. Discover more than 2,000 classic tales plus new stories by fairy tale fans. Join now to publish your own tales, get feedback from readers, and enter writing competitions.

© 2018 Fairytalez.com , a VareGuide / Weider Media production. All Rights Reserved.

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