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SERIES Story Land | The Snow Woman


雪女 [NHK]

|Length : 10 |Year : 2019

One night during a blizzard, a young hunter meets a chillingly beautiful snow woman. Although she does not harm him, she does take the life of his elderly companion and makes the young man promise never to tell anyone about what happened. Later, the young man marries a beautiful young woman who knocks on his door, having lost her way in a snowstorm. The couple live happily together, but one stormy night, he remembers the night he met the snow woman and begins to talk…

SERIES Story Land | The Magic Raccoonkettle


ぶんぶくちゃがま [NHK]

|Length : 10 |Year : 2019

A priest at a Buddhist temple acquires a very fine tea kettle, but as soon as he places it over a fire, it suddenly grows legs and a tail and runs away from the heat. Disturbed by the kettle’s obvious enchantment, the priest sells it to an antique dealer. Grateful to have a home, the kettle offers to display its talents on stage, drawing huge crowds and making the dealer very rich…

SERIES Story Land | Urashima Taro


うらしまたろう [NHK]

|Length : 10 |Year : 2019

One day, a fisherman named Urashima Taro saves a small turtle from boys who are teasing it. The next day, a turtle comes to thank him by taking him down to the Dragon Palace at the bottom of the sea, where he spends time as if in a dream. But when he returns home, many more years have passed than he had realized. Overcome with sadness, he lifts the lid of a treasure box he was given when he left the Dragon Palace, despite being warned that he should never open it…

SERIES Story Land | Peach Boy


ももたろう [NHK]

|Length : 10 |Year : 2019

One day, an old woman is washing clothes at a river when a large peach comes floating down the stream. She brings it home to her husband and, just as they’re about to cut it open, out pops a healthy baby boy. The old couple name the boy Momotaro (Peach Boy) and raise him to be a fine young man. One day, Momotaro hears about a band of ogres who are terrorizing surrounding villages. He sets off to conquer them, recruiting a dog, monkey and pheasant as retainers along the way, and does many heroic deeds.

SERIES Story Land | Tongue-Cut Sparrow


したきりすずめ [NHK]

|Length : 10 |Year : 2018

A kind-hearted old man takes loving care of a sparrow he’s found. But his wife, angered that the bird ate her laundry paste, cuts her tongue and chases her away. The worried old man goes out to find the sparrow and is treated to dinner and given a hamper full of precious treasure. Wanting a large hamper of treasure herself, the greedy old woman visits the bird too, but…

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