Grace James was an English writer, who is best known as the author of adventure stories for children. Grown up in Japan, Grace James was considered in her time and still remains nowadays as one of the most famous collectors and retellers of stories from the Japanese folk tradition. Her tales and short stories have been collected from many sources, among which are the Book of Record of Ancient Matters, mythology of Japan and oral folk arts.
“The Matsuyama Mirror” is a tale, entered in the collection of Japanese Fairy Tales, published in 1910. The sentimental story is about a kind young man, who lives with his wife and little daughter in a quiet place called Matsuyama. Once the man goes to the great city upon some business, promised to the wife and lovely daughter to bring some pretty presents. The good man returns upon several days and makes a gift to the wife – the never-before-seen piece of metal with one side like frosted silver, and the other is bright as the clearest crystal.
Become your familiar with the mysterious world of the Far East with the collection of Japanese Fairy Tales! Enjoy the reading!