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Linked Tales

Folktales from Japan / Seki

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AT numbers assigned to stories can come from the author of the collection or from Ashlimann's
 A Guide to Folktales in the English Language.

Anything not assigned an AT number has NA, for "not available" or "not assigned." 

Tale AT
Advice that Cost a Thousand Ryo 910G
Bedding in One's Ear NA
Benizara and Kakezara 510A
Boy Who Told Tall Tales NA
Bundles of Straw and the King's Son NA
Cat and the Crab 275
Charcoal Burner Choja NA
Clever Lord 1537
Crane Wife NA
Dirt Boy 301, 513A
Endless Story 2300
Fire Boy 301, 314
Fish Thief 1, 3
Girl without Arms 706
Golden Eggplant 707
Good Fortune Kettle 326
Greedy Hawk 228
Hare, Badger, Monkey, and Otter 1*
Hawk Fledgling NA
It's Been Well Used NA
Kachi Kachi Mountain NA
Little One Inch 700
Luck from Heaven and Luck from the Earth 834A
Magic Ear 671
Man Who Bought a Dream 1645A
Mole's Bridegroom 2031C
Momotaro, the Peach Boy NA
Monkey and the Crab 9, 201
Monkey and the Pheasant 210
Monkey Bridegroom NA
Monkey's Jizo-sama 503
Monkey's Liver 91
Mountain Where Old People Were Abandoned 981
Nun as Judge NA
Old Man Who Cut Bamboo 480
Old Man Who Made Flowers Bloom 480
Old Men Who Had Wens 503
Quil and the Badger NA
Rabbit and the Bear NA
Rain Leak in an Old House NA
Salt-Grinding Millstones 565
Shippei Taro 300, 303
Skeleton's Song 780
Snail Choja 425
Snow Wife NA
Stinginess NA
Sweet Mochi's Parents NA
Tall Tale Contest NA
The Choja Who Became a Monkey 750B
The Golden Chain from Heaven 123, 333
The Oni and the Three Children 327A
The Oni's Laughter 301
The Pillow NA
The Swamp Nushi's Messenger NA
There's No Deity There NA
Three Lucky Charms NA
Three Year Sleeping Boy 1462
Tongue-cut Sparrow 480
Urashima Taro NA
Whale and the Sea Slug 275
White Bird Sister 403
Wife's Portrait 465
Wolf's Reward 156
Woman Who Came Down from Heaven 400, 465A