The animation The Tale Of Princess Kaguya is inspired by ancient Japanese tell and drawing. An old man makes a living by selling bamboo. One day, he finds a a little baby in a bamboo. The baby is only the size of a finger. Her name is Kaguya. To him, she is a gift from heaven and he takes her to his wife. It quickly becomes apparent that she is no ordinary girl: she grows like a bamboo shoot. Her father wants to do everything in his power to make her happy, and builds her a palace in the city. Soon her standing in the community rises and she is revered for her beauty: young noblemen queue up for her hand in marriage. But is this what the princess wants? And do riches and prestige indeed bring happiness?
In Studio Ghibli’s latest film, the tenth-century Japanese folk tale “The Moon Princess” is transformed into a stunning animation film.Director Isao Takahata is also known for Grave of The Fireflies and My Neighbours The Yamadas. The beautiful and unique animation style is striking and reminiscent of ancient Japanese art. Slowly but surely the tale unfolds, like a bamboo shoot, accompanied by an exquisite soundtrack. The result is a dazzling animation movie that transports you to a world where reality and fantasy become one.