Tale of the Bamboo Cutter

Ikeda Riyoko / Ikeda Riyoko

Synopsis

As part of the Manga Classic Literature (Koten Bungaku) series, Ikeda adapts for manga the tale of the bamboo cutter. This is a Japanese folk-tale dating from the 10th century. One day, an old and childless bamboo cutter discovers a child inside a glowing bamboo plant. The child grows up into a beautiful lady, Kaguya Hime (Princess Kaguya) and the news of her inusual beauty spreads around...
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