Fairy Tale Friday: The Tale of the Oki Islands

Fearless Girls, Wise Women, & Beloved Sisters

from Japan


This story was impressive but heartfelt. I loved how action-oriented the main character Tokoyo was and how she saved her father and the Oki Islands through her resoluteness. A good heroic girl piece. Highly recommend it.

It features as a story in Fearless Girls, Wise Women, & Beloved Sisters by Kathleen Ragan. I highly recommend the collection in general, with great stories, as the title implies, about a range of women and female protagonists (as some aren’t human; I recall one was a phoenix).

*unsure of ATU tale type, but may be categorically void since the ATU classification works primarily on European tales.


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