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The Legends of Tono

The Legends of Tono In when Kunio Yanagita wrote and published The Legends of Tono in Japanese he had no idea that years later his book would become a Japanese literary and folklore classic Yanagita

  • Title: The Legends of Tono
  • Author: Kunio Yanagita Ronald A. Morse
  • ISBN: 9780739127674
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 enthralliIn 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.

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    1. Si están en la búsqueda de saber un poco más sobre la cultura de Japón no pierdan su tiempo (ni su dinero) con este libro. Mi sobrina de cuatro años puede contar de manera más coherente y entretenida una historia. Puedo agrupar en los dedos de una mano la cantidad de relatos que me gustaron entre los más de 100 existentes! Una decepción total, creo que ahora sé mucho menos sobre mitología japonesa de lo que conocía antes de leer "Mitos populares". Me siento estafada y estoy muy molest [...]


    2. Reseña en el blog: dondeterminaelinfinitospoLa editorial Quaterni ha publicado este año una de las obras de cultura japonesa, antropológicamente hablando que más ganas tenía de leer. De hecho, tenía miradas varias ediciones en inglés. Tôno Monogatari es una de las obras clave del siglo XX para conocer la etnología japonesa. En este caso la edición es una impresionante traducción directamente del japonés por la profesora Mariló Rodriguez del Alisal. Junto a unas breves notas introduc [...]


    3. Edition read: "Japanese Folk Tales: a Revised Edition" translated by Fanny Hagin Mayer. The Japanese folk tales emerged during the Edo period, featuring animal spirits and the yokai (supernatural being), yamauba; an old crone with long hair and tattered kimono. Some of the folk tales read like a moral story.


    4. Relatos interesantes , pero es importante señalar que la lectura la presentación ,dedicatorias y varios es importante realizarla para entender el contexto e importancia de este autor en Japón


    5. This is a series of newspaper article-like entries of the strange and sometimes frightening things that happened in Tono. It gives you an interesting insight into the culture of this part of Japan.


    6. Exactly what it says on the cover: a collection of legends from Tono, Japan. Short, enjoyable, and occasionally baffling.


    7. Quite an interesting read. Some of the stories are outright bizarre. Others are a bit dull. But more than a few are humorous and invite a chuckle when they end abruptly, often with a deadpan remark that something awful happened to some unfortunate character.Taken together, these stories help to create an image of what life was like hundreds of years ago in the old villages of Tono, and how the various mythologies were intertwined with the very geography of the land. I look forward to reading the [...]


    8. Back in 2015, I visited the rural Japanese town of Tono in Iwate prefecture, excited to see the place known as the “City of Folklore.” Nestled into a fertile valley surrounded by forest covered mountains, local attractions in Tono include a kappa brook (home of the “mischievous water spirits,” kappa, and Unedori-Sama, the matchmaking Shinto shrine, among other well preserved vestiges of Japanese preindustrial culture. This was the landscape that inspired scholar Kunio Yanagita (1875-1962 [...]


    9. Tantalizing because brief, flat, unapologetically strange. Never tries to draw your interest, so it draws mine. Great endings. "It is said that they all ran home screaming, 'A mountain man! A mountain man!'" "The rock is still in the same spot. He says that whenever he sees it, he still wants to have it."And somehow they feel real, because the author doesn't think to doubt.Mishima praises the conciseness.Some writing is magical in a blazing way, incandescent, weave a circle round him thrice, lik [...]


    10. Yanagito Kunio assembled this excellent collection of legends from northeastern Japan in the first decade of the 20th century. Yanagita was influenced by the Grimm brothers, but in only a few cases does he collect "tales," in the manner they did. Except for the occasional historical setting, these are brief accounts of supernatural encounters that have happened within the memory of those speaking with the author. Of course, it could be that if he had been then 50 years earlier, he would have hea [...]


    11. It's absolutely fascinating to read some of the first serious anthropological studies of foklore in Japan. I would hazard that Tono Monogatari, or, Legends of Tono, is the best compilation in circulation. In his field work, Yanagita documents sweeping changes across Japan in a collection of stories with surprisingly varying degrees of spiritual conflict, historical merit, and social complexity from the late 19th century. Within a few years, sweeping changes across Japan caused even this small ru [...]


    12. Anyone wanting to read this book needs to know a little about the history. It was written by Kunio Yanagita, the father of Japanese folklore studies. This is his seminal work, but it can be confusing for people because it's essentially an outline. Yanagita went through the Tono area (northern Honshu) and collected the oral traditions of the area. He wrote down the basics of what he heard, and some people believe he was actually going to come back later and write a longer version, but in 1910, he [...]


    13. This slim tome is a landmark work in the field of Japanese folklore studies, as its publication marks the beginning of the field as it is known today. Yanagita Kunio collected and retold these tales from oral versions given to him by local writer and folklorist Sasaki Kizen. Originally published as Tōno monogatari, it contains the traditions and beliefs, folktales and legends, of the farming villages of the Tōno district in northeastern Japan, a region noted even today for its preservation of [...]


    14. This one is not good for leisure reading. It contains many short stories which may relate or not relate to next stories. It is hard to grasp an idea of what is going on with read stories. You will get nothing from this book. The thing is there is no story going on. There is neither protagonist nor villain. Stories in this book are comparable to campfire stories that may be passed through generations or just happen at the time of narrating. My Japanese teacher said this book is valuable to Japane [...]


    15. The Legends of Tono is exactly what it sounds like, no more, no less. It is a series of brief tales from the Tono area, strung together by mentions of shared characters, settings, and themes. The stories capture very well the sense of being verbally shared time and again, but sometimes stray into sharing information that is irrelevant and does not really add anything to the tales. For someone interested in Japanese folklore, this collection is provocative and mysterious and absolutely worth read [...]


    16. First of all I read this book in English, not Japanese. My Japanese isn't that good. But I wish it was so I could have read it in Japanese, because the translated version must have lost some of the meaning. A lot of the stories were boring, or just ended. For example: "She was never heard from again." There were a few stories that were good, but I expected more. I bought this book beacuse I visited Tono and really liked the place and its folklore, but the book just didn't live up to my expectaio [...]


    17. An odd book. A series of brief stories that took place (supposedly)in Tono, Iwate Prefecture. Some of them are clearly supernatural, whereas others are "merely" spectacular encounters with the animals of the forest. The spookiest ones were those that could have been the work of psychopathic human beings, no mountain demons required.


    18. Me gustó mucho mucho :) las leyendas no están muy detalladas porque son básicamente cosas de transmisión oral recopiladas, pero eso me gusta porque se sienten realmente folclóricas y espontáneas, en vez de estar bien desarrolladas y pulidas.Sólo no le puse 5 estrellas porque están reservadas para las cosas exageradamente chidas.


    19. Aside from the simple pleasure of these grisly tales, reading this book will induct you into the world of debates on the role of Yanagita Kunio and his vision of folklore studies. The company is good: Mishima Yukio, Yoshimoto Taka'aki, Marilyn Ivy.


    20. Tôno Monogatari es un claro ejemplo de la etnología japonesa; pero sobre todo, una imagen que, como a través del reflejo en un manantial, vislumbra una pequeña parte del misterioso y mágico folclor de la cultura japonesa.


    21. Una gran obra para conocer más sobre el folklore japonés; importante desde el aspecto histórico de la cultura nipona.



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