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What is the lesson of Urashima Taro? | Ichimon Japan 69

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On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: What is the lesson of Urashima Taro?

Topics Discussed

  • The story of Urashima Taro
  • Discussing different versions of Urashima Taro
  • About the mysterious box (tamatebako) seen in Urashima Taro
  • How you shouldn’t trust strange talking turtles
  • The history of the story of Urashima Taro
  • About the origins of Urashima Taro
  • About the ryugu no tsukai (oarfish)
  • A modern urban legend version of Urashima Taro involving opium
  • The unsatisfactory nature of the story of Urashima Taro
  • And much more!

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Here’s the link to the article cited in this episode.

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