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I thought it was time to read some fairytales for ‘January In Japan’ 🙂

The Japanese fairytales book I have is written by Lafcadio Hearn. It is a slim book and it has eight stories. They are beautiful and fascinating stories and I haven’t read any of them before. I loved all the stories, but I loved some even more. My favourites were ‘Urashima‘, ‘Mother in the Mirror‘, ‘The Green Willow‘ and ‘The Boy Who Drew Cats‘. The first three were all poignant and had somewhat sad endings and maybe that is why I liked them more.

I am sharing the contents page and the first page of some of the stories so that you can experience their beauty yourself. This is a beautiful book to read on a spring afternoon, sitting in your garden sipping a hot cup of tea, listening to the birds chirping, while letting the stories take you on a journey to beautiful, imaginary lands.

Have you read this book? What do you think about it?

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