Family Programs

Kaguya-Hime (Bamboo Princess)



Japan Society presents the classic tale of Kaguya-Hime. When an old man comes across a glowing bamboo stalk, he is surprised to find a little girl inside! He and his wife raise the mysterious young girl, and name her Kaguya Hime, the Bamboo Princess. As she grows up beautifully, she finds she must eventually return to her home on the moon. Part of the Kamishibai Mini Library series.


Highlighted Words & Phrases

Word/Phrase   Hiragana  
Girl   おんなのこ (onnanoko)  
Cute   かわいい (kawaii)  
Dragon   りゅう (ryu)  
Moon   つき (tsuki)  
Soldier   へいし (heishi)  
Mountain   やま (yama)  


Many thanks to Kamishibai for Kids for the use of the text from their Kaguya-Hime kamishibai.

Images by Ben Warren
Narrated by Hiroko Bell
 

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