Bamboo Princess Book

The Bamboo Princes and the Music Hands Man

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Dr.Kaneko had a vision to integrate the fundamental background of his parents' eastern medicine - the healing arts of Buddhist Medicine's Japanese family tradition of Oyakoko (filial compassion) in the form of Katatataki (shoulder tapping), and the "E.T." style movie story with Taketori Monogatari of children's folklore (The Bamboo Cutter's tale).

. This book will inspire children from ages 5 -10 how to relate to parents and grandparents through "music hands". Here we deal with the timely issues of family values, healing arts, peaceful society and happiness
int his new fairytale children’s book, The Bamboo Princess and the Music Hands Man: Based on the Bamboo Cutter’s Tale (published by AuthorHouse).

DoAnn T. Kaneko combines ancient Buddhist philosophy with a whimsical story to teach children the importance of caring for their elders and striving for a peaceful world.

Once upon a time, in the countryside of a Japanese village at the foot of Mount Fuji , there lived an old couple who chanted and prayed to Buddha to give them children. They chanted and prayed for many years.

The locals knew this couple as Mr. and Mrs. Bamboo-Cutter. One magical night, under a full moon, Mr. Bamboo-Cutter saw a very peculiar sight. Dozens of monkeys were gathered in a forest clearing, acting in a very funny, strange way. They pointed to a mysterious golden light glowing in the bamboo trees.

After 28 days had passed, Mr. Bamboo-Cutter went out again under the brightly glowing full moon. The monkeys were there again and more excited than ever. The light reappeared, shining brightly around one particular bamboo tree. Mr. Bamboo-Cutter used his knife to cut into the bamboo, where inside he saw something moving within a small silk blanket – a tiny, laughing baby!

Many happy years passed as the Bamboo-Cutters raised the baby, a girl they named Bamboo Princess. As she grew up, Bamboo Princess became the most charming, beautiful lady in the village. As her 28th birthday approached, she knew would soon have to leave her beloved parents to go back to the moon, as she was actually a Moon Maiden sent to Earth to experience compassion and wisdom.

When a humble young man arrived in the village, he quickly impressed Bamboo Princess with his magical drumming. She begged this Mr. Music Hands to stay with her elderly parents and take care of them with his magical music hands technique. He agreed, and Bamboo Princess was able to return home with the knowledge that her parents were being well cared for. The other children in the village followed Mr. Music Hands’ example and practiced his healing message for the happy family.

Brightly illustrated and whimsical, The Bamboo Princess and the Music Hands Man teaches an important lesson about the magic of the healing arts. “We can all benefit from music hands,” Kaneko writes. “Kind children can help their parents to enjoy the experience of peace and healing. This is the best gift of all.”