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A Clinical Psychological study of “The Tale of the Princess KAGUYA”

On Takahata’s posthumous work “The Tale of the Princess KAGUYA”, Takahata described strong emotions of a girl at puberty. The girl with menarche felt that adults whom she saw insensitively came close to her. They seemed to be an obstacle to prevent her from acting freely. As a result, she lost her will to live. Both of five noble men who proposed to her and Mikado who tried to carry her off not only neglected her free will but also gave her horrors. Then, she had had her wish to come back to the moon. Before leaving the earth, she became conscious of her sin that she had not been active to enjoy her whole life on the earth.

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