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).
“The Fisher-Boy Urashima” is a Japanese fairy tail translated into English by Basil Hall Chamberlain. The story is about the young fisherman Urashima. One day he went out in his boat to fish, but couldn't catching any fish, but a tortoise with funny old face and a tiny tail. How would he act next? What would happen with the tortoise? And how would Urashima's decision change his life? Let's read and find out!