Book Review, fairy tale, Fiction, N3

[N3] 赤ずきんちゃん

This post is part of the #letsreadakazukinchan reading challenge. I've read the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood in fairy tale database hukumusume's version. This retelling was the longest of all versions I've put together for the challenge. This was mostly because there was a lot of dialog added while also keeping the descriptions.… Continue reading [N3] 赤ずきんちゃん

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Let’s read 「赤ずきんちゃん」

Little Red Riding Hood is one of the most well known fairy tales collected by Brothers Grimm. While not a Japanese story in origin, because of its popularity it of course has many versions and retellings in Japanese as well. Since many of you are probably already very familiar with the story's plot, 赤(あか)ずきんちゃん is… Continue reading Let’s read 「赤ずきんちゃん」

Book Review, fairy tale, N5

[N5] かぐやひめ

This post is part of the #letsreadkaguyahime challenge. The fairy tale of Princess Kaguya for learners with N5 abilities was written by Yoshida Noriko for the Malaysia Books Tadoku project. What makes this retelling so special are the handmade origami figures by Ishibashi Naoko as well as the fact, that this story features no kanji.… Continue reading [N5] かぐやひめ

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Let’s read 「かぐやひめ」

Are you interested in reading Japanese fairy tales? "Princess Kaguya" or "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter" tells the story of an otherwordly beautiful young woman, who was found inside bamboo as a baby. It is said to be the oldest fairy tale romance in Japan (about 900 AD). Let's read this story together! Whether… Continue reading Let’s read 「かぐやひめ」

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Japanese Reading Challenge 2022 #dokushochallenge

Reading is such a good tool to improve your Japanese language abilities and one way to have fun with tracking your progress is a reading challenge! I've finally started a reading journal this year and really wanted to include some sort of challenge as well. I looked around and liked @studywithkat's challenge for learners of… Continue reading Japanese Reading Challenge 2022 #dokushochallenge