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18 min read stories

Discover a collection of stories which are around 18 minutes read time.

17 min read

Bamboo and the Turtle

A boy called Bamboo helps a turtle escape a temple, and goes on a big adventure.

17 min read

Hansel and Gretel

The classic fairytale about a clever brother and sister, and a gingerbread house...

21 min read

East of the Sun and West of the Moon

A young girl breaks her promise, and must voyage east of the sun and west of the moon to recover her love.

17 min read

The Tongue-Cut Sparrow

An old woman is cruel to a sparrow - and is repaid in kind.

15 min read

The Adventures of Kintaro, The Golden Boy

The tale of a brave boy samurai, and his adventures with his animal friends.

21 min read

The Adventures of Momotaro, Son of a Peach

A brave boy goes on a quest to rid his village of wicked demons.

15 min read

Princess Hase, a Story of Old Japan

Princess Hase has a cruel stepmother, but she remains kind.

21 min read

The Golden Beetle

A poor woman is given a miraculous golden beetle... Starting the war of dogs and cats.

16 min read

The Nodding Tiger

A tiger kills an old woman's son - but finds ways to make amends.

17 min read

The Mad Goose and the Tiger Forest

A poor slave girl and a mad goose help an old miser break the spell upon him.

15 min read

Giauna the Beautiful

Giauna is beautiful but also kind, and can heal the sickness of others.