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Yuki-Onna (short story)

  • Type: Folktale
  • Length: 6 pages

Yuki-Onna is a short story by notable author Lafcadio Hearn. - AsNotedIn

In a village of Musashi Province, there lived two woodcutters: Mosaku and Minokichi. At the time of which I am speaking, Mosaku was an old man; and Minokichi, his apprentice, was a lad of eighteen years. Every day they went together to a forest situated about five miles from their village. On the way to that forest there is a wide river to cross; and there is a ferry-boat. Several times a bridge was built where the ferry is; but the bridge was each time carried away by a flood. No common bridge can resist the current there when the river rises.
Lafcadio Hearn, Yuki-Onna

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  • Tokyo Metropolis, Japan Lafcadio Hearn heard the story of "Yuki-Onna" from a farmer of Chofu, Nishitama-gori, Musashi province, Japan (Chofu is now a city in the Tokyo Metropolis).


Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1904/00/00 Lafcadio Hearn Author "Yuki-Onna" by Lafcadio Hearn is published in his collection 'Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things'.
1904/00/00 Yuki-Onna Yokai "Yuki-Onna" by Lafcadio Hearn is published in his collection 'Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things'.

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Particulars for Yuki-Onna (short story):
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Narrative Arts Folktale
Supernatural Ghost an apparition of a dead person which is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image
Narrative Arts Narrative Prose ordinary written language which tells a story
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction
Paranormal Supernatural manifestation or event attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature

Original Language: English

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