Hanasaki Jiji

Story Description

This is an old Japanese folk tale that tells the story of a good old man, Hanasaki Jiji and his evil neighbor. Hanasaka Jiji finds a stray dog; this dog digs up treasure in their yard and they celebrate. The neighbor, fuming in jealousy, tries to get the dog to do the same in his yard; it only finds garbage. This classic teaches children that good things happen to good people.