Maybe I could read you some stories?

Here are three from Once and Forever: The Tales of Kenji Miyazawa, translated by John Bester.

To listen, click the “play” arrow at the bottom of the player below. The gray bars above the time code indicate different sections and stories. Click them to jump to any position in the audio. 


00:00 – Introducing the tales of Kenji Miyazawa
01:43 – The first deer dance
19:59 – Wildcat and the acorns
39:34 – The bears of Nametoko

Music credits

Opening theme

Suki Kasih, by In This World

Wildcat’s theme

Siwa Oasis, by In This World

Bears theme

Music recorded at a performance of Noh theater