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Bamboo Moon - The tale of Princess Kaguya

Thursday 3 - Saturday 5 August, 2017

A mother dances on the moon with her tiny infant daughter. They are happy.

The explosion of a cannon, shouting, marching, like thunder surrounds them.

The mother flees the moon and climbs down to earth where she hides her tiny baby in a stalk of bamboo.

"I’ll come back for you. One day when it’s safe," she said.

She returns to the moon leaving her child on earth, crying.


Bamboo Moon – The Tale of Princess Kaguya かぐや姫の物語, is a free community performance presented by Corrugated Iron Youth Arts in the George Brown Botanic Gardens on Thurs 3 – Sat 5 Aug, 2017. The show encompasses elements of circus, physical theatre and traditional drama, and is performed by a young local cast.


A FREE performance for the whole family, based on the traditional Japanese tale of the Bamboo Cutter’s Daughter. Bring a picnic rug and hamper and join us for a magical night set in the George Brown Botanic Gardens.

Click here for more information.

Event Days and Times

Thursday 3 - Saturday 5 August, 2017, Gates open 6:00pm, show starts 6:30pm


Free Entry


At George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

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