An Adventure in Japanese Folklore: Tales of Moonlight and Rain

Big Book Energy

Feb 9 2021 • 1 hr 23 mins

This week we discuss a classic of Japanese Literature: Tales of Moonlight and Rain by Ueda Akinari.  Tune in to hear some wild stories and to hear Jennifer's opinion on a classic.

Mythology & Folklore: Japan

Jennifer did her best to give a brief summary of Japanese religious history during this episode, and here are a few of the sources that she used:

And here are the sources for some of the specific folklore bits that Jennifer talked about:

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Tales of Moonlight and Rain, Ueda Akinari

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Discussion Questions

  • What was the last book you read that made you feel like you were not smart enough to be reading it?
  • What books have you read that you felt suffered from being translated? i.e. something was missing, the word choice or style didn’t come across well, etc.

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