Kaguya

Japanese - A moon-maiden. She was found as a baby on Mount Fuji by Sanugi as he was cutting bamboo. She was only four inches tall but perfectly formed and grew into a beautiful maiden who set nearimpossible tasks for the five nobles who were suitors for her hand, none of whom succeeded. She became the consort of the emperor but had to reject him for she knew that she was an immortal and had to return to her home in the heavens. A company of moon-folk descended in a cloud and, wrapping her in the Feather Robe that erased the memory of her life on earth, took her back to the moon. She left behind a magic mirror in which her husband might always see her image. In some references, known as Kaguya, Kaguni-hime, Kaguni-hime, Kaguni or Kaguni.

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