Hello everyone! This will be my first post here so bear with me.
Recently I was interested in folkloric tales and stories of Japan. Many senior learners also advise reading Japanese kids books and stories to get used to reading fast, or learn some new stuff overall. There are a couple of sites I found that I would like to share:
-http://life.ou.edu/stories/: This website has some good japanese tales, original kanji text and word for word translation to aid learners to understand how Japanese works. At least that’s how I took it.
-https://www.wasabi-jpn.com/japanese-lessons/fairy-tales-and-short-stories-with-easy-japanese/: This one contains a lot stories along with listening clips, that’s why I liked it a lot. You can listen to the story while reading, and clips have natural (fast) and slow paced options.
-http://www.kmk21.com/new_page_169.htm: This is just a page contains the tale “Why did the Red Demon cry?”. I’m just a level 11 apprentice learner so reading the first couple sentences was great.
Those are the ones I’ve found. Feel free to let me know if there are any more. In any case hope it helps!