Ancient Tales and Folklore of Japan

by Richard Gordon Smith

Hardcover, 1986




Hotho & Co (1986), Edition: New edition, 450 pages


Thank you for checking out this book by Theophania Publishing. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you soon. We have thousands of titles available, and we invite you to search for us by name, contact us via our website, or download our most recent catalogues. THE stories in this volume are transcribed from voluminousillustrated diaries which have been kept by me forsome twenty years spent in travel and in sport in manylands the last nine of them almost entirely in Japan, whilecollecting subjects of natural history for the British Museum;trawling and dredging in the Inland Sea, sometimes withsuccess, sometimes without, but in the end contributing tothe treasury some fifty things new to Science, and, accordingto Sir Edwin Ray Lankester, 'adding greatly to theknowledge of Japanese Ethnology.' As may be supposed,such a life has brought me into close contact with thepeople the fisher, the farmer, the priest, the doctor, thechildren, and all others from whom there is a possibility ofextracting information.… (more)



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