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The most famous Japanese folk tales are: Princess Kagura, The Grateful Crane and Urashima Taro

[UPDATED: 5-7-2017]
Three famous Japanese folk tales are: Princess Kagura (extra-terrestrial supernatural creature); The Grateful Crane (shape-shifting bird); and Urashima Taro (time travel). Perhaps, Princess Kagura a story from the 10th Century, which is now very well-known outside Japan after the release of the Studio Ghibli animated film in 2013, has had the biggest impact. A Japanese spacecraft named after the Princess orbited the Moon between 2007-2009 taking photos of the Moon in Ultra-High Definition.
The most famous Japanese folk tales are: Princess Kagura, The Grateful Crane and Urashima Taro Posted by Koji Chikatani