Analysis of “the Other World” in Naoko Awa’s Fairy Tales

Cui Zhiyun


This paper analyzes the other world in Naoko Awa’s fairy tales. Firstly, it elaborates the definition of other world, then analyzes the types of other world and the symbolic meaning of other world in her works, and then discusses the characteristics of other world in her fairy tales and the reasons for its formation. Naoko Awa’s fairy tales have strong Japanese classical culture color. The other world in her fairy tales is not only deeply influenced by Japanese ancient language, but also can feel the strong atmosphere of Japanese ocean belief and mountain belief.

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