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Heart of a Rich Farmer

My door had been closed for a long time. Then one day I heard a knock, and a voice spoke to me. It said: “You are the heart of a rich man. What have you done with your wealth? Have you used it to do good things for your family? Have you considered the...

King Who Regrets

After her mother died, my daughter urged me to marry the countess. I refused. I neither liked nor trusted her. She was a schemer. But I had promised my daughter that I would always grant her wishes. So, I married the countess. As soon as she became queen, her...

Murderer Who Revives His Dead Brother

I killed my younger brother thinking that he had slept with my wife. Now I discover that while he did lie with my wife, he did not allow her to touch him. I acted too quickly! I am tormented by remorse. Then I remember the ointment I had from the witch. It heals...

Urashimataro

I do not know where I belong anymore. My parents, my children, their children, are dead. I have seen their graves and with my own fingers I have felt their names crumbling away under the moss. Where is my home? Not on the land. Not beneath. I open the jeweled box that...

Jealous King

The messenger returned saying that the princess had refused to marry me. Then my dearest friend declared that I had sent him to woo her instead of the other fellow, he would have won her heart. How dare he! I was so angry (and jealous) that I threw him in prison and...