Japanese Folktales for Children- Available on YouTube

April 5, 2018 Posted in Information

Fairy information for mums and dads with young children.


Have you heard of Urashimataro, or Kaguyahime, Shining Princess? These are two of the most famous Japanese folktales for children. Urashimataro and Kaguyahime are currently busy performing on cellphone commercials!  You  may have seen them.


RAINBOW Multilingual Picture Book Club, based in Tokyo, has translated classic Japanese folktales into various languages such as English, Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, Nepali, Filipino, and others, then uploaded the videos to YouTube. Please enjoy them with your children. The Japanese version might be useful for your Japanese practice. For more information: http://www003.upp.so-net.ne.jp/ehon-rainbow/

The Japanese folktales on YouTube are as follows:

・「はなさかじい」   Old Man Flower

・「かさじぞう」         The Child Gods

・「つるのよめさま」 The Grateful Crane

・「かぐやひめ」        Shining Princess

・「うらしまたろう」 Urashima Taro

・「さるかに」            The Story of the Monkey and the Crab


Other genres

・「ごんぎつね」      Gon, the Little Fox      You will see this story in the 4th grade Japanese textbook.

・「てん と てん」 Ten and Ten

・かずのほん「き」  Number Book "Ki"     For infants and toddlers.


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