Title: Warriors of Old Japan and Other Stories
Author: Yei Theodora Ozaki
Illustrator: Shusui Okakura and other Japanese artists
Description: First edition, first printing (November 1909). Brown boards blind stamped with a wood grain texture and chrysanthemum seals, tan lettering and faux Japanese side-stitch. Red topstain. Light wear to head and foot of spine and corners; spine rubbed; front board has a vertical crease and shows some spotting. Pages generally clean. Ten illustrated plates including frontispiece with tissue guard. xxvii, 253,  pp. 7.5 x 5 inches.
Japanese folklore legends: tales of valor, conquest, loyalty, battling evil entities, and celebrating with sake.
Contents: Introductory Note; Madame Yukio Ozaki (a 16 page biographical sketch of the author by Mary Crawford Fraser). 1) Hachiro Tametomo, the Archer. 2) Gen Sanmi Yorimasa, the Knight. 3) The Story of Yoshitsune. 4) The Story of Benkei. 5) The Goblin of Oyeyama. 6) Kidomaru the Robber, Raiko the Brave, and the Goblin Spider. 7) The Story of the Pots of Plum, Cherry, and Pine. 8) Shiragiku, or White Chrysanthemum. 9) The Princess of the Bowl. 10) The Story of Lazy Taro.
Yei Theodora Ozaki (1871-1932) was an early 20th-century translator of Japanese short stories and fairy tales and the wife of Tokyo mayor Yukio Ozaki. She was born in England; her mother was English and her father was Japanese (he was one of the first Japanese to study in the West and resided in England between 1868 and 1873).
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Place: Boston and New York
Keywords: Eiko, Shusui Okakura, Mary Crawford Fraser, Oriental, Japanese, folklore, tales, fairy tales, legends,
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