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Chirizuka monogatari. Tales From the Dust Mound, 1689. Translated and Edited by Yoshiko K. Dykstra.
The Chirizuka Monogatari is a collection of sixty-five stories in six chapters mainly related to historically celebrated figures, including emperors, priests, warriors and shugendô ascetics. According to the brief preface, the unidentified compiler gathered notable tales of the past with some illustrations (thirty-two in total) to educate young people. Here I have translated some tales with the illustrations which appear in the Chirizuka Monogatari, presently owned by Tokyo Daigaku Shiryo Hensanjo.