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Twelve Views from the Distance$
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Mutsuo Takahashi

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816672776

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.001.0001

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Tales of Long Ago

Tales of Long Ago

Chapter:
(p.38) Tales of Long Ago
Source:
Twelve Views from the Distance
Author(s):

Mutsuo Takahashi

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0003

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

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