In a film eight years in making, Studio Ghibli's cofounder Isao Takahata tells the untold story of Princess Kaguya.
An old bamboo cutter and his wife find a tiny girl inside a bamboo shoot and raise her. The mysterious little princess grows rapidly into a young lady, enthralling everyone who encounters her-but ultimately, she must face her fate. This book captures the breathtaking art of the film from conception to production, and features commentary, interviews, and an in-depth look at the production process.
"Every frame is worthy of being its own painting." -Joe Hisaishi, film's composer