Issun Boushi is commonly known in the west under the title “Inch High Samurai”. It’s the story of a couple who prays for a child, no matter how small he/she may be. Their prayer is answered and they are blessed with a son only 3 centimeters tall!
In this download you will receive an MP3 recording of the story as well as a PDF that you can use to follow along. The PDF is written entirely in hiragana, so it’s perfect for the beginning student.
If you’re looking to improve your listening comprehension, or want to more immersed in traditional Japanese stories, this is a great place to start.
Below you can listen to a sample from the book.