Title: The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, 竹取物語: 創業90周年企画
Author: Ikeda Riyoko
Genre: Historical, Romance, Shoujo
Length: Completed (1 Volume)
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 unusual beauty spreads around…