3 Strange Tales by Akutagawa Ryunosuke was..can I advertise a potty read? This is a white-porcelain read, quick, easy, and stupid about Indian witches, a peasant who’s trapped in the rain, a bland bible story, and a dumb murder “mystery”. Hailed as the “Father of the Short Story Form of Japan”, I really hope that isn’t true, because these were quite pathetic. Either that or the translation was really off. Not recommended.