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This week, there are two stories from japanese folklore the first has to do with a butterfly that just won't give up trying to land on the face of a dying man. The legend: a woman was mutilated by her husband and returned as a pissed-off spirit she'll ask if you think she's pretty, and no matter what. Tokutaro learns this the hard way in the japanese folktale 'how tokutaro was deluded by foxes,' collected in myths and legends of japan by.
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