Aino Folk-Tales (Folk-Lore Society, XXII)
By Basil Hall Chamberlain, 1888

Chamberlain, Basil Hall
Tylor, Edward B. (introduction)::
Aino Folk-Tales (Folk-Lore Society, XXII), London, privately printed for the Folk-Lore Society, 1888, prefatory remarks dated July 20, 1887, 8vo, paper wraps, vii, 57 pp. This is a compilation of 54 different Aino folk tales gathered by Chamberlain primarily during a stay in Hokkaido among the Aino in Summer of 1886 and during two earlier visits. While I have seen this publication described with hard boards, I believe that these were bound privately or they are a modern reprent. I believe that the publication was originally issued by the Folk-Lore Society as a stand-alone soft-cover book.

This work was prepared at the same time that Chamberlain's Aino Fairy Tales No. 1 and No. 2 were being prepared for publication by The Kobunsha/T. Hasegawa.

Variants of the three of the folk tales in Chamberlain's 1888 book are found in the T. Hasegawa color woodblock illustrated books. Information on Basil Hall Chamberlain's Aino-Fairy Tales published by Takejiro Hasegawa is here.

Aino Fairy Tales Presented:
Chapter I Tales Accounting for the Origin of Phenomea i. The Rat and the Owl. ii. The Loves of the Thunder-Gods. iii. Why Dogs cannot speak. iv. Why the Cock cannot fly. v. The Origin of the Hare. vi. The Position of the Private Parts. vii. The Reason for there being no Fixed Time for Human Beings to copulate. viii. The Owl and the Tortoise. ix. How a Man got the better of two Foxes. x. The Man who Married the Bear-Goddess. xi. The two Foxes, the Mole, and the Crows. xii. The Stolen Charm. xiii. The Fox, the Otter, and the Monkey. xiv. The Fox and the Tiger. xv. The Punishment of Curiosity. xvi. How it was settled who should rule the World. xvii. The Man who lost his Wife. (Aino Fairy Tales, No. 3, T. Hasegawa) xviii. The First Appearance of the Horse in Aino-land. xix. Sunrise. xx. The Sex of the Two Luminaries. II.Moral Tales. xxi. The Kind Giver and the Grudging Giver. xxii. The Man who was changed into a Fox. xxiii. The Rat Boy. xxiv. Don't Throw Useful Things Away. xxv. The Wicked Wizard Punished. xxvi. The Angry Crow. (Aino Fairy Tales, No. 2, T. Hasegawa) xxvii. Okikurumi, Samayunguru, and the Shark. III.Tales of the Panaumbe and Penaumbe Cycle. xxviii.Panaumbe, Penaumbe, and the Weeping Foxes. xxix. Panaumbe, Penaumbe, and the Insects. xxx. Panaumbe, Penaumbe, and the Sea-Lion. xxxi. Panaumbe, Penaumbe, and the Lord of Matomai. xxxii. Drinking the Sea dry. IV.Miscellaneous Tales. xxxiii.The Island of Women. xxxiv. The Worship of the Salmon, the Divine Fish. xxxv. The Hunter in Hades. (Aino Fairy Tales, No. 1, T. Hasegawa) xxxvi. An Inquisitive Man's Experience of Hades. xxxvii.The Child of a God. xxxviii.Buying a Dream. xxxix. The Baby in the Box. xl. The Bride Bewitched. xli. The Wicked Stepmother. xlii. The Clever Deceiver. xliii. Yoshitsune. V.Scraps of Folk-Lore. xliv. The Good Old Times. xlv. The Old Man of the Sea. xlvi. The Cuckoo. xlvii. The [Horned] Owl. xlviii.The Peacock in the Sky. xlix. Trees turned into Bears. l. Coition. li. Birth and Naming. lii. The Pre-eminence of the Oak, Pine-tree, and Mugwort. liii. The Deer with the Golden Horn. liv. Dreams.


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