Kaguyahime

Long ago

long ago

All the kids in Japan know Kaguyahime, the Radiant Princess of the Slender Bamboos.

She emerged sparkling, from a culm of bamboo. Early on.

People from Hawaii, and a surprising number of Asian cultures recall

that they too emerged from bamboo.

Some scoffed when I insisted that bamboo is in our genes.

Scoff now.

kaguyahime

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