The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter  

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"The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter" is a 10th century Japanese folktale. It is considered the oldest extant Japanese narrative and an early example of proto-science fiction.

It primarily details the life of a mysterious girl called Kaguya-hime, who was discovered as a baby inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant. She is said to be from Tsuki-no-Miyako ("The Capital of the Moon") and has unusual hair that shines like the moon.



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