- 国語科教育 (ISSN:02870479)
- vol.79, pp.31-38, 2016-03-31 (Released:2017-07-10)
This article, I discussed the historical background of "Three Years Hill," which is a famous Korean folk tale in Japan and is included in Japanese textbooks to this day. It first appeared in Korean textbooks in 1934 when Korea was under Japanese occupation. It has been suggested that it might be an imported version of a similar story from Japan. Thus, this study re-examined its historical background by using a structural analysis of its motifs. It was found that although "Three Years Hill" has appeared in various media as well as textbooks, and it exists in a variety of stories in both countries, its origin is in the Japanese occupation's Korean textbook, which was influenced by Japan.