Japanese folk tales. Transcript of the ILCL Lecture Series on Children's Literature, 2008

Foreword Yukiko Saito 3
Introductory Notes 4
Japanese Folk Tales and the Style of Their Narrative Toshio Ozawa 6
Children's Maturity in Japanese Folk Tales Toshio Ozawa 17
Various Types of the Japanese Tom Thumb Story: Issunboshi Tatehiko Oshima 30
Japanese Folk Tales from One Generation to the Next Tadashi Takeda 57
Folk Tales in Japan and Other Asian Countries Hisako Kimishima 71
Reference Books on Japanese folk tales -From the ILCL collections Hiroko Ishiwatari 89
About the Speakers 131