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Ash Kukuzke | “The Crane Wife”

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This Crane Wife (Tsuru no Ongaeshi) is a Japanese folktale of self-sacrifice, in which a woman (as a crane) plucks her feathers to weave wares for her husband to sell. This piece explores a woman's autonomy and the rejection of these prescriptive roles.