“Yoshi – The Lantern Maker – Japanese Folk Tale” that teaches bout japanese culture and fictional forms of literature. Long ago, there was a humble lantern maker named Yoshi. Each morning, he would walk to the great stone – out crop, on the side of the mountain that overlooked his village. One day when Yoshi was placing some of the lanterns at home of a rich merchant, he spied through an open window in the man’s bedroom. Yoshi had never seen anything like that. Such exquisite pottery, furniture, and art work. What happened next, listen to the full story..
“Takeshi and The Six Statues of God – Japanese Folk Tale” It was the coldest month of the year in Japan and it was the year-end. There lived a poor couple, Takeshi and Akiko in a small town. Akiko was counting her savings for new year celebration that could bring fortune to their house. “Oh dear, I don’t see that we have enough money to buy any rice cakes for the new year,” said Akiko. “Don’t worry honey, there must be some way that we can figure out,” replied Takeshi. Akiko left the place saying this and returned with her wedding kimono. The kimono is a traditional dress that Japanese women wear. “Sell this and get us rice cakes for the new year,” said Akiko. What happened next, listen to the full story..
“Rolling Rice Ball – Japanese Folk Tale” Once upon a time, an old couple lived happily together in a small village of Japan. Whenever the old man would go to collect the firewood, the old lady would cook and pack some yummy rice balls for him.
“Eat these rice balls whenever you get hungry,” used to say the lady. The old man walked towards the jungle and collected lots and lots of firewood that day. By lunch, he was getting hungry. He sat on this hill and opened his Tiffin; the smell of rice balls is very tempting. But, the moment he grabbed the first rice ball and took it closer to his mouth, it slipped out of his hand and it rolled down the hill. It jumped into a big hole. What happened next, listen to the full story..
“Magical Slippers – Japanese Folk Tale” Long time ago there lived a small boy named dai chi, he was good kid and would help his father in his work, dai chi was also little greedy in some ways. One day when dai chi was alone at his house, his uncle came by. His uncle gave him magical slippers. What happened next, listen to the full story..