Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Twelve Views from the Distance$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Mutsuo Takahashi

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816672776

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Tales of Long Ago

Tales of Long Ago

(p.38) Tales of Long Ago
Twelve Views from the Distance

Mutsuo Takahashi

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter discusses bedtime stories Takahashi Mutsuo’s grandmother, Tsui, told him in his childhood. It describes Tsui’s version of the tale of Mount Kachikachi, where an evil monkey murders and cooks an old woman, who then feeds the stewed corpse to the woman’s clueless husband. Another story told by Tsui is Otsuru the Pilgrim, which is based loosely on the 18th-century play Keisei Awa no Naruto. Otsuru the Pilgrim is a tale about a young girl who was abandoned when she was three years old and goes on a pilgrimage to pray that she might find her parents.

Keywords:   Takahashi Mutsuo, Tsui, Mount Kachikachi, Otsuru the Pilgrim, Keisei Awa no Naruto, pilgrimage

Minnesota Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.