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Okinawa Collection Recent Acquisitions: Folktales

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Collections of Okinawan Folktales in Japanese

Picture Books

More information on Okinawan Folktales

Need more resoures on folktales on Okinawa? Click the research guide page below to find out open-access resources on various websites.

Libguide page for Okinawan folktales

Municipal Folktales

Collections of Okinawan Folktales in English


Yokai, spiritual monsterYokai is an extraordinary and unscientific existence with a mysterious power that causes strange and abnormal phenomena, which exceeds human understanding. Kijimuna, Okinawan wood spiritsThey frequently appear in folktales. One of the most popular yokai in Okinawa is kijimuna, small wood spirits.

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