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Woodblocks in Wonderland: The Japanese Fairy Tale Series

- September 3, 2019 in Art & Illustrations, best of folk and fairytales, Books, Chirimen, Chirimen-bon, crepe paper books, fairy tales, Featured Articles, japanese folklore, japonisme, Lafcadio Hearn, Religion, Myth & Legend, Takejiro Hasegawa, The Japanese Fairy Tale Series

From gift-bestowing sparrows and peach-born heroes to goblin spiders and dancing phantom cats — in a series of beautifully illustrated books, the majority printed on an unusual cloth-like crepe paper, the publisher Takejiro Hasegawa introduced Japanese folk tales to the West. Christopher DeCou on how a pioneering cross-cultural endeavour gave rise to a magnificent chapter in the history of children's publishing.

Woodblocks in Wonderland: The Japanese Fairy Tale Series

- September 3, 2019 in Art & Illustrations, best of folk and fairytales, Books, Chirimen, Chirimen-bon, crepe paper books, fairy tales, Featured Articles, japanese folklore, japonisme, Lafcadio Hearn, Religion, Myth & Legend, Takejiro Hasegawa, The Japanese Fairy Tale Series

From gift-bestowing sparrows and peach-born heroes to goblin spiders and dancing phantom cats — in a series of beautifully illustrated books, the majority printed on an unusual cloth-like crepe paper, the publisher Takejiro Hasegawa introduced Japanese folk tales to the West. Christopher DeCou on how a pioneering cross-cultural endeavour gave rise to a magnificent chapter in the history of children's publishing.

Philippine Folk Tales (1916)

- March 6, 2019 in fairy tales, fairytales, folk tales, folktales, Mabel Cook Cole, philippines

Huge variety of stories presented, sourced from both the more traditional tribes, including the headhunters of the rugged mountain regions, and from those "Christianized natives" whose stories bear evidence of their European influence.

Philippine Folk Tales (1916)

- March 6, 2019 in fairy tales, fairytales, folk tales, folktales, philippines

Huge variety of stories presented, sourced from both the more traditional tribes, including the headhunters of the rugged mountain regions, and from those "Christianized natives" whose stories bear evidence of their European influence.

British Goblins: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1880)

- June 12, 2018 in elves, fairies, fairy tales, fairytales, folk tales, folklore, folktales, ghosts, goblins, myth, wales, welsh fairies

Wirt Sikes, US consul to Cardiff from 1876 to 1883, describes the mythology and traditions of Wales, a land steeped in folklore.

British Goblins: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1880)

- June 12, 2018 in elves, fairies, fairy tales, fairytales, folk tales, folklore, folktales, ghosts, goblins, myth, wales, welsh fairies

Wirt Sikes, US consul to Cardiff from 1876 to 1883, describes the mythology and traditions of Wales, a land steeped in folklore.

Forty-Four Turkish Fairy Tales (1913)

- December 13, 2016 in dew, fairy tales, fairytales, folklore, folktales, turkey, turkish fairytales

In this elaborately produced volume, beautifully illustrated by Willy Pogany, Hungarian-born linguist Ignác Kúnos presents 44 folktales from Turkey, including princesses, dragons, wizards, witches, and horses that can fly.

Forty-Four Turkish Fairy Tales (1913)

- December 13, 2016 in dew, fairy tales, fairytales, folklore, folktales, turkey, turkish fairytales

In this elaborately produced volume, beautifully illustrated by Willy Pogany, Hungarian-born linguist Ignác Kúnos presents 44 folktales from Turkey, including princesses, dragons, wizards, witches, and horses that can fly.

Forty-Four Turkish Fairy Tales (1913)

- December 13, 2016 in dew, fairy tales, fairytales, folklore, folktales, turkey, turkish fairytales

In this elaborately produced volume, beautifully illustrated by Willy Pogany, Hungarian-born linguist Ignác Kúnos presents 44 folktales from Turkey, including princesses, dragons, wizards, witches, and horses that can fly.

Forty-Four Turkish Fairy Tales (1913)

- December 13, 2016 in dew, fairy tales, fairytales, folklore, folktales, turkey, turkish fairytales

In this elaborately produced volume, beautifully illustrated by Willy Pogany, Hungarian-born linguist Ignác Kúnos presents 44 folktales from Turkey, including princesses, dragons, wizards, witches, and horses that can fly.