Legends of Tono (Anniversary) (Hardcover)

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By Kunio Yanagita, Ronald A. Morse (Translator)
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In 1910, when Kunio Yanagita (1875-1962) wrote and published The Legends of Tono in Japanese, he had no idea that 100 years later, his book would become a Japanese literary and folklore classic. Yanagita is best remembered as the founder of Japanese folklore studies, and Ronald Morse transcends time to bring the reader a marvelous guide to Tono, Yanagita, and his enthralling tales. In this 100th Anniversary edition, Morse has completely revised his original translation, now out of print for over three decades. Retaining the original's great understanding of Japanese language, history, and lore, this new edition will make the classic collection available to new generations of readers.

About the Author

Ronald A. Morse is a leading thinker and commentator on Japan.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780739127674
ISBN-10: 0739127675
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: September 1st, 2008
Pages: 83
Language: English