Grace James was an English writer of children's literature and a Japanese folklorist. Best known for collecting and retelling Japanese stories from folk tradition.
A legend of Kwannon is an ancient Japanese myth set in the days of the Gods. Myth retells about holy man of Kioto called Saison Zenji which had followed the Way of the Gods from his youth up. He was also a disciple of great Buddha, well versed in doctrines and philosophies, knew the perils of illusion and the ineffable joys of Nirvana. Kwannonthe the Merciful was great God whose duty was to protect nature. No one believed in his existence but some day the wise man and Kwannonthe met together. How and what happened next you will find out at the end of the story.