I took my cousin to the library the other day when she came to visit (because I know a good time) and stumbled on this book: Tama River Folktales by Sakuhira Ishii, Arimine Shoten Publishing, 1976. I couldn't find the copyright notice in the book, but to err on the side of caution, let us… Continue reading Tama River Folktales
Main Reference: Tama River Folktales by Sakuhira Ishii, Arimine Shoten Publishing, 1976 The Mysterious Sake Jug I think this is a mix of an old story in which Kanon-sama uses a mysterious sake jug and influence from Aladdin's lamp. Zack Davisson, who by the way maintains an excellent site which is a kind of evil… Continue reading Sentimental Tales from Tama River
Women in traditional Japanese folk narratives tend to fall into two categories: wild and terrifying (i.e. monsters) or domesticated and subdued (i.e. virtuous). In the majority of the Japanese 'women in the wild' narratives, the female antagonist is literally a maneater or is parasitical in some other way to the men in the narrative.