Equal to other famous stories such as Arabian Nights or Grimm's tall tales, Uji-shui Monogatari kept clear and vivid images of Japanese medieval era when the nobles had powers and samurais were just attendants for them.
For this book, 10 most important stories were chosen by the translater, including funny, silly, depthful and mystical stories which show us colourful spirits of Japanese medieval time.
Exposition were added for English readers, including a brief hisotry of Japanese medieval time.
For the learners of Japanese language, this book contains modern Japanese translation and original old Japanese after each story. So this can be used as a text book for Japanese learning which can widen the knowledge of Japanese historical era.