This book will inspire new ways for children ages 5 – 10 to bond with their parents and grandparents through ‘music hands’. The story is also based on traditional Japanese folklore, ‘The Bamboo Cutter’s Tale’. Here we deal with the timely issues of family values, healing arts, a peaceful society and happiness.
Dr. Kaneko had a vision to integrate the fundamental background of his parents’ eastern medicine – the healing arts of Buddhist Medicine – and the Japanese family tradition of Oyakoko (filial compassion), in the form of Kata tataki (shoulder tapping).
He combines ancient Buddhist philosophy with a whimsical story to teach children the importance of caring for their elders and striving for a peaceful world.
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,” Dr. Kaneko writes. “Kind children can help their parents to enjoy the experience of peace and healing. This is the best gift of all.”’