Kaguya-hime no Monogatari
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Original title
かぐや姫の物語
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Kaguya-hime no Monogatari
The Tale of Princess Kaguya

format
Movie
source
Folk Tales
run time
2 hr 17 min

Okina is a bamboo cutter in ancient rural Japan. One day in the forest, he finds a tiny baby in the folds of a bamboo shoot. He brings the creature home to his wife Ounaa and they decide to keep her and raise her as a princess. She is clearly not of this world. Kaguya grows at an unnatural rate, soon maturing into an uncommonly beautiful young woman. Since Okina has now also found a cache of gold and treasure in the forest, every suitor wants Kaguya. But this is not a fairy tale of courtship and marriage.

[Source: Toronto International Film Festival]


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