The Myths & Legends of Japan (1920)

S$88.00

The Myths & Legends of Japan (1920)

S$88.00

Title: The Myths & Legends of Japan
Author: F Hadland Davis, Evelyn Paul (illus)
Publisher: George Harrap & Co, 1920.
Condition: Hardcover, green cloth. Some wear and tear, but overall good. Some foxing of the interior. Firmly bond.

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Description

Title: The Myths & Legends of Japan
Author: F Hadland Davis, Evelyn Paul (illus)
Publisher: George Harrap & Co, 1920.
Condition: Hardcover, green cloth. Some wear and tear, but overall good. Some foxing of the interior. Firmly bond.

About the book (from Google Books):

This book includes myths of gods, heroes and warriors; legends of Buddha, Benten and Daikoku; tales of the sea and of Mount Fuji; accounts of superstitions and supernatural beings; and much more. 32 full-page illustrations offer compelling images of Buddha and the Dragon, A Kakemono Ghost, The Jellyfish and the Monkey, The Firefly Battle, Tokoyo and the Sea Serpent and other subjects of these enthralling myths. It contains 32 plates; many useful appendixes; index and bibliography.

Contents

Introduction
I. The Period of the Gods
II. Heroes and Warriors
III. The Bamboo-cutter and the Moon-maiden
IV. Buddha Legends
V. Fox Legends
VI. Jizō, the God of Children
VII. Legend in Japanese Art
VIII. The Star Lovers and the Robe of Feathers
IX. Legends of Mount Fuji
X. Bells
XI. Yuki-onna, the Lady of the Snow
XII. Flowers and Gardens
XIII. Trees
XIV. Mirrors
XV. Kwannon and Benten. Daikoku, Ebisu, and Hotei
XVI. Dolls and Butterflies
XVII. Festivals
XVIII. The Peony-lantern
XIX. Kōbō Daishi, Nichiren, and Shōdō Shonin
XX. Fans
XXI. Thunder
XXII. Animal Legends
XXIII. Bird and Insect Legends
XXIV. Concerning Tea
XXV. Legends of the Weird
XXVI. Three Maidens
XXVII. Legends of the Sea
XXVIII. Superstitions
XXIX. Supernatural Beings
XXX. The Transformation of Issunboshi and Kintaro, The Golden Boy
XXXI. Miscellaneous Legends

A Note on Japanese Poetry
Gods and Goddesses
Genealogy of the Age of the Gods
Bibliography
Index of Poetical Quotations
Glossary and Index

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

The Lovers who exchanged Fans _Frontispiece_
Uzume awakens the Curiosity of Ama-terasu
Susa-no-o and Kushi-nada-hime
Hoori and the Sea God’s Daughter
Yorimasa slays the Vampire
Yorimasa and Benkei attacked by a ghostly company of the Taira Clan
Raiko and the Enchanted Maiden
Raiko slays the Goblin of Oyeyama
Prince Yamato and Takeru
Momotaro and the Pheasant
Hidesato and the Centipede
The Moonfolk demand the Lady Kaguya
Buddha and the Dragon
The Mikado and the Jewel Maiden
Jizō
A Kakemono Ghost
Sengen, the Goddess of Mount Fuji
Visu on Mount Fuji-Yama
Kiyo and the Priest
Yuki-Onna, the Lady of the Snow
Shingé and Yoshisawa by the Violet Well
Matsu rescues Teoyo
Shinzaburō recognised Tsuyu and her maid Yoné
The Jelly-Fish and the Monkey
The Firefly Battle
Hōïchi-the-Earless
The Maiden of Unai
Urashima and the Sea King’s Daughter
Tokoyo and the Sea Serpent
The Kappa and his Victim
Kato Sayemon in his Palace of the Shōgun Ashikaga
Tōtarō and Samébito