〜Exhibition of bamboo lanterns, pt. 4 続々々・優しい灯り〜

Following my third post about the fantastic exhibition of bamboo craftworks, this is the fourth one quoting the very first part of The Tale of the Bamboo-Cutter, which is considered the oldest surviving work of a “Monogatari” or fictional narrative containing folklores.

The original story is extremely long and here is a tiny part of its beginning.

“Once upon a time, there lived an old man who cut bamboo in the fields and hills.  He crafts various things out of those bamboo.  He was called Sanuki no Miyatsuko.  One day he found a bamboo with light at the bottom part.  He approached it wondering what it was.  Then he found a light in the bamboo trunk.  He went closer to it and found a very small and adorable person sitting inside the trunk.”


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