Kaguya

Maker:
Loong Soul
Head Sculpt:
Little Huanglin
Skintone:
Normal Pink
Body:
3-part torso body
Sex:
Female
  • Face-up artist(s):
    Loong Soul
    Reason for choice:
    Her delightful smirk
  • Wig:
    WMS009 Black from Alice's Collections
    Favourite colours:
    White, red, pink
    Fashion style(s):
    Traditional Japanese, current kimono by JaponSakura on etsy
  • Name story:
    Taken directly from Kaguya-Hime no Monogatari
    Character age:
    Ageless
    Character gender:
    Female
    Offsite roleplay:
    This doll's character is not available for offsite roleplay.
    One day, while walking in the bamboo forest, an old, childless bamboo cutter called Taketori no Okina came across a mysterious, shining stalk of bamboo. After cutting it open, he found inside it an infant the size of his thumb. He rejoiced to find such a beautiful girl and took her home to his wife. He and his wife raised her as their own child and named her Nayotake no Kaguya-hime. Thereafter, Taketori no Okina found that whenever he cut down a stalk of bamboo, inside would be a small nugget of gold. Kaguya-hime quickly grew from a small baby into a woman of ordinary size and extraordinary beauty. At first, Taketori no Okina tried to keep her away from outsiders, but over time the news of her beauty spread.

    Eventually, five princes came to Taketori no Okina's residence to ask for the beautiful Kaguya-hime's hand in marriage. The princes eventually persuaded Taketori no Okina to tell a reluctant Kaguya-hime to choose from among them. Kaguya-hime concocted impossible tasks for the princes, agreeing to marry the one who managed to bring her his specified item. The first was told to bring her the stone begging bowl of the Buddha Shakyamuni from India, the second a jewelled branch from the mythical island of Hōrai, the third the legendary robe of the fire-rat of China, the fourth a coloured jewel from a dragon's neck, and the final prince a cowry shell born of swallows.

    Three of the princes tried and failed to deceive her with fakes and were turned away. The fourth gave up after encountering a storm, while the final prince lost his life in his attempt. After this, the Emperor of Japan came to see the strangely beautiful Kaguya-hime and, upon falling in love, asked her to marry him. Kaguya-hime rejected his request for marriage as well, telling him that she was not of his country and thus could not go to the palace with him.

    Whenever Kaguya-hime saw the full moon, her eyes filled with tears. Though her adoptive parents worried greatly and questioned her, she was unable to tell them what was wrong. Her behaviour became increasingly erratic until she revealed that she was not of this world and must return to her people on the Moon.The gold that Taketori no Okina had been finding had in fact been a stipend from the people of the Moon, sent down to pay for Kaguya-hime's upkeep.

    As the day of her return approached, the Emperor sent many guards around her house to protect her from the Moon people, but when an embassy of "Heavenly Beings" arrived at the door of Taketori no Okina's house, the guards were blinded by a strange light. Kaguya-hime announced that, though she loved her many friends on Earth, she must return with the Moon people to her true home. She wrote sad notes of apology to her parents and to the Emperor, then gave her parents her own robe as a memento. She then took a little of the elixir of life, attached it to her letter to the Emperor, and gave it to a guard officer. As she handed it to him, her feather robe was placed on her shoulders, and all of her sadness and compassion for the people of the Earth were apparently forgotten. The heavenly entourage took Kaguya-hime back to the Capital of the Moon.
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