Old Tales of Japan, Vol. I
. Dai-Nippon Printing Co. , s.n.] . Japan ,
GR340.Y35 1947, v... (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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These are really three folk tales, but one of them is a traditional (though non-Aesopic) fable, and so I have included the book in the collection. That is the second story, Nezumi No Yomeiri, the story about a mouse girl so beautiful that she must have a great husband. The string of husband-possibles runs through the sun, a cloud, the wind, and a wall. The latter mentions that a mouse is its superior, and at that point she and her parents are satisfied with Chusuke, a neighboring mouse. I would imagine that Japan was not producing many books in 1947. The colored illustrations are bright and attractive.