Category Archives: Cherry

Ubazakura or The Cherry Blossom Nurse

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Cherry Tree of the Sixteenth Day (“Jiu-Roku-Zakura”)

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The Old Man Who Made The Trees Blossom

A Tale from Japan As retold by Alton Chung Once upon a time there was a very kind old man and his wife living in a certain village. Next door to them lived a very mean old man and his … Continue reading

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Nasrudin and the Trees: Seven Tales

A Compilation from Eastern Europe Retold by Priscilla Howe Editor’s note: In his introduction to the collection, The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin, Idries Shah relates that Nasrudin, when a boy, had the strange power of keeping his schoolfellow’s … Continue reading

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Mikku and the Trees

A Tale from Estonia Retold by Margaret Read MacDonald One day Mikku went to gather firewood. He could have walked into the forest and gathered fallen branches. But that was a lot of trouble. Instead he decided to just chop … Continue reading

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