The tale of princess Kaguya

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One day an old, childless bamboo cutter called Taketori no Okina ( 竹取翁, “the Old Man who Harvests Bamboo”) finds a girl in a shining, mysterious stalk of bamboo. The girl is only the size of a finger. He rejoices to find such a beautiful girl and takes her home. The old bamboo cutter and his wife decide to take Kaguya-hime, a name she’ll only receive later, as their child. When Kaguya grows up, five men from prestigious families propose to her. Kaguya asks the men to find memorable marriage gifts, gifts that would endorse their love, for her, but the five men are unable to find what Kaguya wants. Then, the Emperor of Japan proposes to her.


Awards of the Japanese Academy 2014

Nominated  Best Animation Film. Isao Takahata (director)

Nominated Best Music Score Joe Hisaishi

Blue Ribbon Awards 2013

Nominated Best Director. Isao Takahata

Nominated Best Film

Kinema Junpo Awards 2014

Nominated Best Film. Isao Takahata (director).

Mainichi Film Concours 2012

Won  Best Animation Film Isao Takahata


Release date: november 23, 2013
Production company: Studio Ghibli
Producer: Yoshiaki Nishimura, Seiichiro Ujiie
Cast: Aki Asakura, Kengo Kora, Takeo Chii, Nobuko Miyamoto, Atsuko Takahata, Tomoko Tabata, Shinosuke Tatekawa, Takaya Kamikawa, Hikaru Ijuin, Ryudo Uzaki, Tamaki Kojo, Shichinosuke Nakamura, Isao Hashizume, Yukiji Asaoka, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yuji Miyake.
Screenwriter: Isao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi (Based on Japanese folktale “The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter”.)
Director: Isao Takahata
Editor: Kojima Toshihiko
Music: Joe Hisaishi
Theme song: Nikaido Kazumi “Memories of Life”
137 minutes

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