Japanese-stories

The Samurai and the Tea Master

This traditional story from Japan is about the time a Samurai warrior challenged a tea master to a duel. It shows how if you are the master of yourself, you can be the master of anything.

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When the Sun Hid in Her Cave

An legend from Japan about how the world was plunged into darkness when the Sun goddess sulked. The other gods gathered to remedy the situation, and invented fun and music.

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The Grateful Crane

A story from Japan about a poor farmer who rescues a crane and finds that his luck changes for the better until his curiosity gets the better of him.

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The Cat’s Elopement

This charming tale comes from Japan. Two cats – Gon and Koma – fall in love and run away together. They are separated when they meet a fierce dog. Gon becomes the pet and defender of a princess – but will he ever see his true love again?

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