The Kamakura Print Collection, Photogravure Etchings by Peter Miller

Bamboo Story 竹取り物語

So renowned is bamboo for its protean growth that it is the object of many legends involving the birth of children to old couples. Bamboo leaves transubstantiated from light-on-dark to dark-on-light impart a marvelously luminous quality. Snow edges the roof of Kosokuji Temple so as to resemble the rough deckle edges of etching paper.

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