The Bamboo-Cutter & The Moon-Child pt. 2

April 1, 2019
Yei Theodora Ozaki
photo by
Ash Edmonds
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Tonight, I’ll be continuing where we left off from a Japanese folk story called The Bamboo-Cutter and the Moon-Child. It is taken from a book originally published in 1908 by Yei Theodora Ozaki, from Tokyo. The author’s story was inspired by the Japanese classic, "Taketari Monogatari.” In the story, the father, the bamboo-cutter, beseeches his beautiful and magical moon-princess adopted daughter to pick one of five gallant knights as her husband. She has demanded further trials to vie for her love.