Urashima Taro: a Japanese folk tale

United States, 1979

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An animated adaptation of a Japanese folk tale about Urashima Taro, who, after doing a good deed for a sea turtle, is transported to a kingdom beneath the sea. When he returns to land he discovers to his dismay that 3000 years have passed. An unusual story, highlighting the different cultural approach of the Japanese to story telling.

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