Friday, October 14, 2011

More Moon Viewing

A favorite singer of mine, Miki Imai, singing "Moonlight Lovers"



Moon viewing reminds me also of Japan's first novel which dates back to the late 9th or early 10th century about a moon maiden - Princess Kaguya - who comes to Earth and is found inside a glowing bamboo by an old bamboo-cutter and raised as his child. Yes, Japan's first novel was about an E.T.!: "The Bamboo Cutter's Daughter".

Princess Kaguya weeping over having to leave her Earthly love and return to the Moon
- kawaiso desu ne (so pathetic)


Until next, sweet sailing...

Artwork from a beautiful edition of "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter" - Konansha publishing, in Japanese and English, with kiri-e (papercutting) illustrations by Masayuki Miyata

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