Otogizōshi

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Picture from otogizōshi story, made in about 1725

Otogizōshi are a group of short stories with pictures, written in Japan, mostly in the period between 1392 and 1573. There are about 350 of these stories. They are about many different things: love, religion, fighting, humor, and other things. The otogizōshi were often read to an audience.

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