Basil Hall Chamberlain (October 18, 1850 – February 15, 1935) was a professor of Japanese at Tokyo Imperial University and one of the foremost British Japanologists active in Japan during the late 19th century. The most famous works of Basil Hall Chamberlain are translation of the “Kojiki” (1882), “A Handbook of Colloquial Japanese” (1888), “Things Japanese” (1890), and “A Practical Guide to the Study of Japanese Writing” (1905).
“Aino Folk-Tales” is a collection of folklore stories by Basil Hall Chamberlain written and published in 1887-1888. It included folklore stories of Ainu (or Aino) who are the indigenous people of Japan and Russia. Culture of Ainu is different with Russian, and Japan too. Let's read and enjoy the traditional folk and fairy tales of one of the most mysterious and popular nowadays nationality.