Fairy tales never go out of style.
legends and tales,
have been faithfully preserved
about commoners and kings
and the illimitable realms of the imagination:
and the lesser-known ones.
“The Story of the Man who did not Wish to Die,”—
I have always found eager listeners
in telling them I have also found that
has encouraged me to write them.
erasure from “Japanese Fairy Tales,” compiled by Yei Theodora Ozaki, preface