Where Is the Universe Going?
Come now.
Isn’t there
anyone who
can answer
this question?
Only a man who
knows the secrets
of the universe can
may the prince!
Kouki High Schl
Arts Festival
*
* Kaguya-hime, produced and directed by Kaa
Where Is the Universe Going? 193
I'm Kaguya-hime.
How do you do?
Kaguya-hime
was born in a
bamb grove
and grew up to
be extremely
beautiful.
Many clever men
had bn invited
to demonstrate
their wisdom,
but she had a
question that
none of them
could answer!
Wi anyone be
able to answer
the prince’s
question?!
Star of
the play
Wow!
So
beautiful!
It's
Gloria!
194 Chapter 4
Over there!
Apeasant!
M-me?
Yes or no...
can you answer
the question
posed by the
prince?
Ishizuka-Sensei has not
bn on the stage in a
long time.
We, I can’t
answer it
unle you te
me what it is.
Kaguya-hime!
TheQuestion!!!
Very
we...
If you get in a
spaceship and ride
to the edge of the
universe, what wi
you find?
stage
fright
Where Is the Universe Going? 195
In other words, the
prince has asked,
"What is it like at
the edge of the
universe?"
The edge
of the
universe?!
We, if you
could go
there...
The
edge...
I know!!!
Oh!
The answer is...
The edge of the universe is a
bridge. And since it’s the edge
of the whole universe, it must
be a bridge to the whole
Universe t!
Ugh! You fl!
Who do you think you
are, Iyu-San?! She
wants a wise man, not
a court jester!
If I cant
cro the
edge, I’
cro in the
mile.
Do not
cro
this
bridge
Translator's Note: Iyu was a Zen priest
with a talent for puns. THe Japanese word
for "bridge" ("hashi") can also mean "edge."
196 Chapter 4 What Is It Like at the Edge of the Universe?
This is no time
for jokes!
Get
o the
stage!
One by one, each man
tried, but no one
could answer the
question posed by
Kaguya-hime.
Sensei...thanks!
That's enough
fo r to day.
Okay...
Have our two
important
guests come?
About that...
the scientific
conference is sti
draing on...
Sti?!
I got a meage
earlier saying
that they would
aive sn.
We’ have to
have Kaa and her
friends improvise
until they get here...
Pant
Pant

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