Hanasaka Jiisan (花咲か爺さん), also called Hanasaka Jijii (花咲か爺), is a Japanese folk tale. Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford collected it in Tales of Old Japan (1871), as "The Story of the Old Man Who Made Withered Trees to Blossom". Rev. David Thomson translated it as "The Old Man Who Made the Dead Trees Andrew Lang included it as "The Envious Neighbor" in The Violet Fairy Book .
Kobutori Jiisan literally "Lump-removing Old Man" is a Japanese Folktale about an old man When he heard his neighbor's story about losing the lump, he wanted to emulate, and therefore asked to take the place of performing in front of the .