Books tagged: japanese folklore

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The Sea Dragon King's Daughter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2011 by Byrnie Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Urashima is a dutiful son who respects the wishes of his parents. But when he nets a strange and beautiful woman from the sea, passion wins out over duty. Short story retelling the classic Japanese fairy tale of Urashima Taro and the Turtle.
Peach Tree Boy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2011 by Byrnie Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » General
When a dropped peach cracks open to reveal a young boy, the elderly couple who find him aren't sure what to do. But Momo stays with them, and is a son to them, until one day he leaves to slay demons. Fantasy short story retelling the classic Japanese fairy tale of Momo Taro the Peach Boy.
An Invitation to Kagura: Hidden Gem of the Traditional Japanese Performing Arts
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 75,120. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Social Science » Mythology, folklore and legend
A unique, meticulously researched introduction to the exotic pageantry of kagura (Shinto theater), a performance style with roots predating even noh drama. This concise ebook version covers everything from the history of the kagura to choreography, masks, costumes, and even selected plays. If you think that Japanese theater ends with noh and kabuki...think again!
Seven Times A Woman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,150. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011 by New Babel Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
In a mythic reflection of old Japan, the kitsune Rei-Rei is given the seemingly small errand to "tame a dragon" that will part her from her true love, Inari, for lifetimes to come. When the dark dragon Kage learns of her true nature, he seeks to strike a blow that will destroy his noble brother, and Rei-Rei, forever.
Snowfall
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,710. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
During a particularly harsh winter, the abductions of several local men has the town of Greendale gripped in fear. Anti-social high school sophomore Naomi Shirayuki doesn't pay close attention to the crimes, until her cousin Kai becomes the latest victim. Forced to come out of her emotional shell, Naomi has to save Kai from the clutches of a fearsome demon before it's too late.
The Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-Boy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,310. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Asia
In the tumultuous world of Meiji-era Japan, Azuki becomes convinced that her ability to turn into a Toki bird caused her human family’s suffering at the hands of their feudal overlord. She flees to join her bird-kin and start a new life as a Toki, abandoning her human life. Her brother, Shota, a sparrow-boy, must find her and bring her home in time so they can live as humans as well as birds.
The Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-boy, Book 2, Chasing Dreams
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,940. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Chasing Dreams is the sequel to The Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-Boy, recounting the continuing adventures of Azuki, the girl who turns into a Toki, and her brother, Shota, who can become a sparrow.  Outcasts, Tengu, Dragons, Tanuki, and all the uncertainty and chaos of Meiji-era Japan provide help and challenges as they find a way to live as themselves and still chase their dreams.