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Folktales & Children's Books

Folktales often present moral or life lessons specific to a culture and the mythology surrounding it. These tales also often include the spiritual or religious aspects of a society.  Through folktales one can perceive a crucial part of a culture’s spirit.  Folktales are the stories of old that a people has told since their beginning; folding into the developing culture to the point where a story may eventually be forgotten, but the lesson of it remains in the heart of the nation.  Reading folktales can bring perspective to both the past and present of a place. Japan's folktales included below, other countries in East Asia to be added soon.


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