Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Japanese tales

" Otogi Zoshi are tales for adults and children enjoy alike. In the Muromachi Period and the Edo Period, people would have great fun thumbing through the pages by themselves or have someone read to them - there were many ways to enjoy the stories. The greatest pleasure of all though, must surely have been the beautiful painted color illustrations. Many of these flamboyantly illustrated Otogi Zoshi tales are in the possession of the Kyoto University Library."

There are 11 tales here already, plus an exhibition catalogue, and more promised. (Hat tip to Barista.)


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