This week, we’re talking about one of the most famous stories in Japanese history: the bamboo princess Naotake no Kaguyahime and her absolute wrecking ball-esque demolition of Japan’s stupidest and most eligible bachelors before she returns back to her home on the moon.
Who says classical literature isn’t fun?
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