Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime (137 min.).
Director: Isao Takahata
Producer: Seiichirô Ujiie, Yoshiaki Nishimura and Yoshio Okubo
Cast: Takeo Chii, Nobuko Miyamoto, Aki Asakura, Kengo Kôra, Atsuko Takahata, Tatekawa Shinosuke and Shichinosuke II